Date of Award
University or Center
Atlanta University (AU)
School of Social Work
Social Work Policy Planning and Administration
This study is a descriptive study which identifies the variables that inhibit participation by black merchants in a Retail Revitalization Loan Program (RRLP) that utilizes the public/private partnership concept. A sample of fifteen (15) black merchants were administered self-report questionnaires from a population of seventy (70) in Dallas, Texas through the stratified sampling method, utilizing SIC codes.
From the response patterns of those surveyed, a Z-value was computed and tested at 1% level of significance, revealing that at least 85% of the black merchants identified conventional underwriting criteria as the primary cause for their lack of participation in the RRLP. Therefore, the null hypothesis was upheld.
Raheem, Zakiyyah, "Analysis of black merchants' participation in a retail revitalization loan program" (1986). ETD Collection for AUC Robert W. Woodruff Library. 2804.