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Why Payday Loans Are Popular

May 27, 2014

Anthony Alvarez, assistant professor of sociology at Cal State Fullerton, specializes in economic sociology, which he describes as studying the social relationships that allow or facilitate economic phenomena to take place.

Economic sociology is a fairly broad field, said Alvarez, who joined the CSUF faculty last fall. His research aims to answer questions like: How do we invest and save money? How do we think about helping each other?

“A debt to a family member is different than a debt to a financial company,” Alvarez said. “Money that you win gambling is different than money that you earn at work.” Continue reading the full article.

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