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Evidence for action: briefing paper on problem debt

This briefing paper is one of an occasional series that explores topics of current interest and provides an introduction to concepts and current thinking. The first section explores the issue of problem debt along with its health and social consequences. The second section reviews the evidence of effective actions that may help people manage problem debt. The last section discusses ways that problem debt may be prevented. A set of definitions and methodological information is provided in the appendices at the end of the paper.

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