Brookings Mountain West
Student loan debt has increased over the past three decades. This lecture will identify the factors that led to that increase in student loan debt what economic and social factors drove that increase. The talk will also consider the economic effects of increased or decreased earnings generated by individuals with student loan debt. This analysis will present data to assess the validity of several widely-held beliefs about the impact of student loan debt in the United States (e.g., increased student loan debt is depressing the housing market) and apply data-backed evidence to determine ways in which current and proposed policies to aid student borrowers could be made more effective and more efficient.
College students; debt; Economic policy; Student aid--Government policy; Student aid--Law and legislation; student financial aid; Student loans; Universities and colleges
Economic Policy | Education Economics | Education Policy | Higher Education | Public Affairs, Public Policy and Public Administration
Reconciling the Rhetoric and Reality of Student Loan Debt.
Available at: https://digitalscholarship.unlv.edu/brookings_lectures_events/89
Economic Policy Commons, Education Economics Commons, Education Policy Commons, Higher Education Commons
Elizabeth Akers is a Brookings Mountain West fellow in Governance Studies.
This public lecture was delivered on March 2, 2016, in Greenspun Hall, on the campus of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV).
Downloadable files associated with this event are:
"Reconciling the Rhetoric & Reality of Student Loan Debt," video; mp4 format; 1 hour, 29 seconds; 2.668 GB file size.
"The Rhetoric and Reality of Student Debt," Powerpoint presentation