Student loan debt in the United States has increased significantly over the past decade, jumping from $600 billion in 2008 to over $1.5 trillion USD today. This affects 44 million borrowers and their families, two-thirds of whom are women experiencing the ongoing gender wage gap. How did we get to this point, and where can […]
In the United States right now, student loan debt is second only to home mortgage debt. How did we get here? With another school year starting off, we thought we’d take a close look at just how much university education costs in America—and what that price tag is doing to student borrowers, the economy, and […]
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