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Online Survey: Do Dutch laws help people with consumer debt problems?

Online Survey: Do Dutch laws help people with consumer debt problems?

3 april 2019

Op dit moment onderzoekt mevrouw Howell, Australische PhD onderzoeker en senior lector rechten aan de Melbourne Law School, de Nederlandse Wsnp. Zij onderzoek wat voor invloed de Wsnp heeft op de financiele situatie van schuldenaren.

Mevrouw Howell stelt het op prijs als Wsnp-bewindvoerders haar helpen door haar online enquête in te vullen. De (Nederlandstalige) enquête en een toelichting vindt u hieronder.

Onderstaande tekst is opgesteld door mevrouw Nicola Howell, PhD researcher and Senior Lecturer in Law, Melbourne Law School.
Do Dutch laws help people with consumer debt problems?

Would you like to share your views through an anonymous online survey?

I am a PhD researcher and Senior Lecturer in Law from Australia. I am inviting Wsnp administrators and others working in the Dutch debt assistance / debt restructuring sector to participate in my study on the legal responses to consumer debt.

In my study, I am examining the use and impact of the some of the different options available to consumers facing debt problems in Australia and in the Netherlands. Through this work, I want to understand how bankruptcy and debt settlement / debt restructuring options impact on debtors’ financial situation and lives, including whether they lead to improvements in financial wellbeing. Because there are some differences between the main options available in Australia and the Netherlands, comparing the options in the two jurisdictions may help identify the features that can best assist debtors to recover from consumer debt problems.

The views of Wsnp administrators and other professionals involved in this sector are important.

Please consider completing my online survey by following this link: PhD Online Survey: Wsnp administrators and other professionals.

The survey is anonymous, and it will take approximately 15-20 minutes to complete. You can view the survey questions in Dutch or in English. (If the survey does not display in your preferred language, there is a button on the top right of every page to change the language.)

If you would like to also provide more details through a research interview, you can register your interest in this option through the survey. Research interviews will be conducted in English.

Research ethics

This research has been approved by The University of Melbourne’s Human Research Ethics Committee (Ethics ID 1852475.2 (survey) and 1852476.2 (interviews), contact for queries: humanethics-complaints@unimelb.edu.au. The privacy of all participants will be protected throughout the project.

Survey for citizens

I am also planning a separate anonymous survey for citizens who are, or have been, in the Wsnp procedure (or an amicable debt settlement). Would you consider telling any relevant clients about the opportunity to participate in this survey? If so, please get in touch, and I will provide some more information.

More information?

You will find more details on the study at the survey link above, however, please also feel free to contact me directly if you have any questions
( nhowell@student.unimelb.edu.au).

Thank you for considering my request!

Nicola Howell

PhD Researcher, Melbourne Law School ( nhowell@student.unimelb.edu.au)

MLS profile: https://law.unimelb.edu.au/students/grd/students/nicola-howell

Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Law, Queensland University of Technology

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