DeVaney, S. (1993). Change in household financial ratios
between 1983 and 1986: Were American households improving their financial
status? Financial Counseling and Planning, 4, 31-46.
Change in Household Financial Ratios Between 1983 and
Were American Households Improving Their Financial Status?
This study examines changes in family financial status from 1982
to 1985, using data collected in 1983 and 1986 by the Survey of Consumer
Finance. Financial ratios are used as indicators of progress to answer
the question of whether households improved their financial status during
the three year period.
Key Words: Financial ratios, Survey of Consumer Finance
1. Sharon A. DeVaney, Assistant Professor, Consumer Sciences and Retailing, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907-1262. Phone: 765-494-8300,
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