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Dynarski says student loan debt represents healthy investment

a PSC In The News reference, 2011

"Burden of College Loans on Graduates Grows" - New York Times. 04/11/2011.

Student loan debt now outpaces credit card debt as a growing share of students elect to go on to college and to borrow money to do so. Although this raises concerns about the burden faced by new college grads, Susan Dynarski distinguishes between good and bad debt in this NYT piece.

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