Student loan debt has become an increasing problem for college graduates. It’s now estimated that the average borrower of federal student loans owes around $26,000. That’s up over 40 percent from 2007.
But who is most affected by this rising student loan burden? That’s what Dartmouth College Professor of Sociology Jason Houle set out to learn in a recent study.
The findings of that study appear in this month’s edition of the journal Sociology of Education. Houle spoke with Vermont Edition about the results.