Policy Brief: Bridging the Gap II: Examining Trends and Patterns of Personal Bankruptcy in Cook County’s Communities of Color

This fact sheet highlights findings and recommendations from "Bridging the Gap II: Examining Trends and Patterns of Personal Bankruptcy in Cook County’s Communities of Color." The report found that women make up a larger share of individual bankruptcy filers in all communities, and a dramatically larger share in African American communities, than men do.

 Additionally, bankruptcy filers in African-American communities are more than twice as likely as filers in predominantly white communities to choose Chapter 13 bankruptcy.