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A home of one's own: Overcoming gender and familial status barriers to homeownership


2001 2001

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Homeownership is widely considered to be of benefit both to the individual household and to society at large. Yet a number of obstacles stand in the way of successful homeownership for many women. Chief among them are familial status discrimination in mortgage lending and lack of sufficient income. This dissertation analyzes mortgage lending data from Boston and finds that women, more than men, when applying for mortgages are disadvantaged by having children. Furthermore, white working mothers are disadvantaged more than their stay-at-home counterparts, while black or Hispanic stay-at-home mothers are disadvantaged more than their working counterparts. Alternative types of tenure such as community land trusts and limited equity cooperatives are discussed as viable options for women who are underserved by conventional markets. A survey of members of eighteen such groups provides support for this conclusion.

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Subject
Economics;
Womens studies;
Discrimination;
Home ownership
Classification
0501: Economics
0453: Womens studies
Identifier / keyword
Social sciences; Discrimination; Familial status; Gender; Homeownership; Mortgage lending
Title
A home of one's own: Overcoming gender and familial status barriers to homeownership
Author
Robinson, Judith K.
Number of pages
304
Publication year
2001
Degree date
2001
School code
0118
Source
DAI-A 62/01, Dissertation Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9780493084091, 0493084096
Advisor
Folbre, Nancy
University/institution
University of Massachusetts Amherst
University location
United States -- Massachusetts
Degree
Ph.D.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
3000337
ProQuest document ID
230490541
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/230490541
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