Gender and the Law Prof Blog

Editor: Tracy A. Thomas
University of Akron School of Law

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

The Gendered Impact of the Wage Gap on Student Debt

From NPR, Student Debt Weighs Down Women More. Blame the Wage Gap.

Women have made gains in the workplace but there's still a wage gap. Although attending college costs the same for both genders, women are more burdened by student loan debt after graduating. They spend a higher proportion of their salaries on paying off debt because, well, they have lower salaries to work with than men — from the very start.

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