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Student Debt

Rhetoric and Realities of Higher Education Financing

Authors: Baum, Sandy

  • Combines data, research, and analysis to reflect on the student debt crisis in America 
  • Provides policy recommendations for a more constructive national agenda 
  • Presents the work of one of the nation's foremost scholars on college finance
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About this book

This book analyzes reliable evidence to tell the true story of student debt in America. One of the nation’s foremost experts on college finance, Sandy Baum exposes how misleading the widely accepted narrative on student debt is. Baum combines data, research, and analysis to show how the current discourse obscures serious problems, risks misdirecting taxpayer dollars, and could deprive too many Americans of the educational opportunities they deserve. This book and its policy recommendations provide the basis for a new and more constructive national agenda to make paying for college more manageable.

About the authors

Sandy Baum is Senior Fellow in the Income and Benefits Policy Center at the Urban Institute. Previously, she has been a Research Professor of Education Policy at the George Washington University, USA, and Professor of Economics at Skidmore College, USA. She has written and spoken extensively on college access, college pricing, student aid, student debt, and college affordability.

Reviews

“Many consider student debt a major problem, generating financial difficulties as well as delayed marriage and home buying. This excellent volume argues that college debt is not a problem for most people. It helps far more than it hurts; graduates benefit from higher future earnings and should pay something for their gains. … Summing Up: Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through faculty.” (S. Pressman, Choice, Vol. 54 (9), May, 2017)


Table of contents (5 chapters)

  • Student Debt: Good, Bad, and Misunderstood

    Baum, Sandy

    Pages 1-15

  • Student Loan Programs and the Realities of Student Debt

    Baum, Sandy

    Pages 17-42

  • Putting the Stories into Perspective

    Baum, Sandy

    Pages 43-64

  • The Evidence About the Impact of Student Debt

    Baum, Sandy

    Pages 65-81

  • How Can Public Policy Help?

    Baum, Sandy

    Pages 83-106

Buy this book

eBook $39.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-52738-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $54.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-349-94943-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Student Debt
Book Subtitle
Rhetoric and Realities of Higher Education Financing
Authors
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-52738-7
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-52738-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-349-94943-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 120
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