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Student Loan Delinquency: A Big Problem Getting Worse?


  • Juan M. Sanchez
  • Lijun Zhu


A delinquency rate of 15 percent for all student loan borrowers implies a delinquency rate of 27.3 percent for borrowers with loans in repayment.

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  • Juan M. Sanchez & Lijun Zhu, 2015. "Student Loan Delinquency: A Big Problem Getting Worse?," Economic Synopses, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, issue 7.
  • Handle: RePEc:fip:fedles:00034

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    1. Ionescu, Felicia & Simpson, Nicole, 2016. "Default risk and private student loans: Implications for higher education policies," Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, Elsevier, vol. 64(C), pages 119-147.
    2. José Alberto Fuinhas & Victor Moutinho & Estefano Silva, 2019. "Delinquency and Default in USA Student Debt as a Proportional Response to Unemployment and Average Debt per Borrower," Economies, MDPI, Open Access Journal, vol. 7(4), pages 1-1, October.

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