The Difference Debt Makes: College Students and Grads on How Student Debt Affects Their Life Choices

Posted by Council on Contemporary Families on September 7, 2021

Dr. JOAN MAYA MAZELIS (associate professor, FASC-sociology, Rutgers-Camden) coauthored a briefing paper, “The Difference Debt Makes: College Students and Grads on How Student Debt Affects Their Life Choices – And What They Would Do Differently If It Were Forgiven,” for the Council on Contemporary Families.

Recent discussions have focused on loan forgiveness as a remedy for growing student loan debt in the United States. How have their loans affected – or not affected – students’ lives? What do young adults say they would do if their loans were forgiven?

The Difference Debt Makes: College Students and Grads on How Student Debt Affects Their Life Choices – And What They Would Do Differently If It Were Forgiven


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