Later today, the Woodstock Institute is scheduled to release a report which claims that in the Chicago Area, women are less likely to receive a mortgage than men. But since the report isn’t out, it’s hard to say either how credible it is, or how much one can generalize from it — so, the search was on for more, better data! It turns out, there was a much broader, fairly detailed study published last October. The net result is that there does seem to be a bias that can’t be completely explained away by other borrower characteristics, so — women, choose your lender wisely!