All The Single Ladies...Are Losing In The Housing Market : Planet Money A home is the largest purchase most Americans will ever make. Why single women are losing out in both buying and selling compared to their male counterparts.
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All The Single Ladies...Are Losing In The Housing Market

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All The Single Ladies...Are Losing In The Housing Market

All The Single Ladies...Are Losing In The Housing Market

All The Single Ladies...Are Losing In The Housing Market

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Model house in woman hand
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It's generally tricky negotiating the price of a house, whether you're buying or selling. But a recent study from Kelly Shue and Paul Goldsmith-Pinkham of the Yale School of Management shows that when single women invest in the housing market, they routinely lose out compared to their male counterparts.

On today's episode of The Indicator, we look at why single women are being shortchanged on what may be the largest investment they will ever make, and consider tips on how they can potentially overcome these losses.

To read on, you can find the original paper here. This paper looked at data from 1991 to 2017.

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