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Infographic: Young adults ditch homeownership, rack up student loans

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While young people's post-recession lifestyles include fewer homes, fewer cars and less credit card debt, their student loan debt has skyrocketed, according to a February 2013 report from the Pew Research Center.

Between 2001 and 2010, the median debt of households headed by someone under 35 fell by 14 percent, while median debt of older households rose by 63 percent. Homeownership plays a big role in that, the study concluded. Younger households are less likely to own a home (and have a mortgage) than they were in 2001, while older household are more likely to own a home and the debt that comes with it.  

While young people have been shedding some kinds of debt, they've been packing on student loans. Older households saw a modest uptick in student debt between 2001 and 2010, but younger households saw a rapid increase.

The chart below shows the share of households with various types of debt. For young households, all debt categories took a dramatic downward turn after the 2007 recession, except for student loan debt, which shot up.

Young adults ditch home ownership rack up student loans

See related: Money lessons can save young adults from financial crisis

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Published: March 27, 2013


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