Does the Student-Loan Burden Weigh into the Decision to Start a Family?

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Gicheva, Dora;
(2011)
  • Subject: Student Loans; Credit Constraints; Timing of Marriage
    • jel: jel:H52 | jel:D91 | jel:J12 | jel:I23
    mesheuropmc: education | health care economics and organizations

I examine the relationship between student debt and the timing of marriage. The life-cycle consumption smoothing model implies that student loans should have a very small effect on consumption at any given point in time and should not affect the timing of family formati... View more
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