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Bankrupt in AmericaA History of Debtors, Their Creditors, and the Law in the Twentieth Century$
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Mary Eschelbach Hansen and Bradley A. Hansen

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9780226679563

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: September 2020

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226679730.001.0001

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Bankrupt in America
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Mary Eschelbach Hansen

Bradley A. Hansen

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University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226679730.003.0008

We end our economic history of bankruptcy with the 2005 passage of BAPCPA, but (of course) the evolution of bankruptcy continues. Personal bankruptcy rates declined by 50 percent in the median state after BAPCPA, as shown in figure 7.1. Even during the Great Recession, rates remained lower than they had been just before BAPCPA in all but the highest-rate states....

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