ERIC Number: EJ1032722
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 116
Advanced Degrees of Debt: Analyzing the Patterns and Determinants of Graduate Student Borrowing
Belasco, Andrew S.; Trivette, Michael J.; Webber, Karen L.
Review of Higher Education, v37 n4 p469-497 Sum 2014
Despite record student debt and the growing importance of graduate education, little is known about what drives graduate student borrowing. In response to that research gap, this study draws on several national data sources to analyze the patterns and predictors of education-related debt among graduate students specifically. Adjusted Wald tests show that borrowing among graduate students has increased in recent years, particularly at the master's and doctoral level, while multilevel tobit analysis suggests that several demographic, discipline-related, and institution-level variables exert significant influence on cumulative graduate debt.
Descriptors: Debt (Financial), Graduate Students, Student Financial Aid, Student Loan Programs, Statistical Analysis, Predictor Variables, Influences
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Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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