EconPapers    
Economics at your fingertips  
 

Is the Magnitude of Household Debt in Barbados a Concern?

Justin Carter, Winston Moore () and Mahalia Jackman

MPRA Paper from University Library of Munich, Germany

Abstract: This paper provides an assessment of the size and composition of household debt in Barbados over the period 1990 to 2010. First, the study estimates the size of household indebtedness, with particular emphasis on recent trends in household debt and the main providers of credit. Second, it attempts to show how household debt varies with key macroeconomic indicators. Finally, a cursory look at the concerns resulting from rising household debt is taken. Unlike previous studies on household debt in Barbados (Craigwell & Kaidou-Jeffery, 2010; Moore & Williams, 2008), this paper does not constrain the analysis to household debt extended by commercial banks. This more holistic approach allows the authors to capture any emerging institutional trends that might be of interest to policymakers.

Keywords: Household debt; personal loans; Barbados (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: E51 G21 G23 O54 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2012-12-31
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-mac
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations: Track citations by RSS feed

Published in Central Bank of Barbados Economic Review 2.38(2012): pp. 21-43

Downloads: (external link)
https://mpra.ub.uni-muenchen.de/47791/1/Is%20the%2 ... os%20a%20Concern.pdf original version (application/pdf)

Related works:
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:pra:mprapa:47791

Access Statistics for this paper

More papers in MPRA Paper from University Library of Munich, Germany Ludwigstraße 33, D-80539 Munich, Germany. Contact information at EDIRC.
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Joachim Winter ().

 
Page updated 2020-11-28
Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:47791