Student Loan Debt and Motherhood: Are There Variations By Race?

The burgeoning trend in educational debt also affects more intimate decisions, like whether or not to marry or have children. Moreover, the downstream consequences of borrowing for college will look different for those who are at the intersections of gender, race/ethnicity, and economic class.

Roads or Schools: A Critical Tradeoff

This piece first published on the IMF blog (November 9, 2017). Roads or schools? It’s a question akin to the “guns or butter” choice that governments around the world confronted in the 20th century: How to spend a nation’s finite resources to produce the maximum benefit for its people. In our recent IMF Working Paper, we find …