The Office of Thrift Supervision, which has argued repeatedly that today's thrifts aren't any riskier than banks, released a study Thursday to back up its claim.

The survey of bank and thrift failures from 1985 to 1995, conducted by OTS senior economist Eric Hirschhorn, shows that savings and loans that met the capital and lending standards now required of all thrifts did not fail markedly more often than banks.

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