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Conference Proceeding


This purpose of this paper is to illustrate how data can target outreach for social and economic justice by testing for an association between refund anticipation loan (RAL) utilization and a Zip code’s racial and income characteristics. RALs are rapid tax refunds marketed by tax preparers.


Economics | Social Work


This is an unpublished author’s manuscript of a presentation given at the Annual Program Meeting of the Council on Social Work Education in San Francisco, CA on October 29th, 2007. It has been formatted for archiving. Slides with figures and tables accompany this paper. © 2007 the Author, archived by permission.

2007.coswe.ppt (4638 kB)
Presentation slides including figures, tables

2007.coswe.unformatted.pdf (102 kB)
Original unformatted paper