New big-data research connects "underwater" mortgages from the 2007-08 recession with people's stagnant earnings and inability to move.
Sept. 1, 2020 • ~8 min
Tags: economics jobs money united-states housing society-and-culture debt
Medical debt can prolong stretches of homelessness, according to a new study in King County, Washington.
July 1, 2020 • ~7 min
Tags: health-care-costs insurance money homelessness society-and-culture health-and-medicine debt
A new survey shows that people with advanced degrees make more money starting out on the same jobs as those with just bachelor's degrees. But there's more to the story, two sociologists note.
March 20, 2020 • ~6 min
Tags: inequality graduate-school student-loans us-higher-education graduate-salaries student-loan-debt higher-ed-attainment
"...coerced debt can destroy a survivor's chances to start over." Here's what this aspect of an abusive relationship looks like.
Sept. 12, 2019 • ~5 min
Tags: money abuse society-and-culture debt
A high number of people who borrow money for college end up defaulting on their loans, but a simple solution could help.
May 1, 2019 • ~4 min
Tags: higher-education money student-loans featured society-and-culture college-students debt
Same-sex mortgage applicants were 73 percent more likely to get a denial than heterosexual couples, researchers report.
April 18, 2019 • ~4 min
Tags: bias discrimination money housing society-and-culture lgbtq debt
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