Student loan debt adds to racial wealth disparities, research finds

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Heard on: Marketplace Morning Report

October 27, 2020

“While the pandemic has forced some to take a break from college to reduce expenses or save money, the burden of growing student debt was an issue long before COVID. And research suggests there is a growing racial inequality problem with student debt.

Fenaba Addo is a professor of consumer science at the University of Wisconsin–Madison and has researched this student debt gap. The following is an edited transcript of her interview with “Marketplace Morning Report” host David Brancaccio.”

Listen to the full interview here.