Sheraton Uptown, Albuquerque, NM, USA
Sunday, April 23 • 1:00pm - 2:30pm
E1C-Trends in Student Loan Attitudes and Higher Education Attainment

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Higher education financing decisions have attracted an unprecedented amount of attention from popular media, consumers, policymakers, and administrators. The growth in borrowing behavior, both in frequency and intensity, has led to concerns that institutions are ripping students off and that students are making poor choices. The objective of this study is to trace attitudes about student debt over time and to determine the causal effect of loan attitudes on higher education attainment. Using the Survey of Consumer Finances and the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth, we (1) explore how student loan debt attitudes have changed over time in both the general population and within subgroups and (2) estimate the impact of debt attitudes on higher education attainment.

Speakers & Presenters
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Stuart J. Heckman

Assistant Professor, Kansas State University

Kenneth John White, Jr.

Assistant Professor, University of Georgia

Jodi Letkiewicz

Associate Professor, York University

Sunday April 23, 2017 1:00pm - 2:30pm

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