In the last few years, the women's rights movement has directed national attention to a variety of areas in which women are assigned a subordinate status. One of these areas is the extension of credit. Unlike men, women are frequently required to obtain co-signers for small loans and married women are often unable to obtain charge accounts except under their husband's names. The largest credit transaction the average person ever faces is the purchase of a home. In this area too, there have been claims of discrimination against women.
"Discrimination Against Women in Home Mortgage Financing,"
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