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Young Americans: Is Recovery Coming?

Young Americans – the 80 million Americans age 16-34 – have had a rough recession and an almost non-existent recovery. This is reinforced by the…

Student Debt: The FAQs on Pay As You Earn (PAYE)

In August 2013, President Obama announced a major drive to increase enrollment in “Pay As You Earn” (PAYE), a federal student loan repayment option based…

Student Debt Investment Fund (SDIF): A Preliminary Proposal for Addressing the Student Debt Crisis

The Progressive Policy Institute proposes the creation of a new, private sector Student Debt Investment Fund (“SDIF”) that would address the student debt crisis. The…

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KNPR: Why is Youth Unemployment So High?

This week, Diana Carew, director of PPI’s Young American Prosperity Project, was interviewed on Nevada’s Public Radio on the topic of millennial unemployment.  You can…

Why progressives should hold their applause for student loan order

President Obama issued an executive order yesterday to expand Pay As You Earn (PAYE), the administration’s flagship income-based student loan repayment program. The president’s action offers millions…

Make college affordability about accountability

June is fast turning into college affordability month on Capitol Hill. A fresh crop of college graduates, a final push for midterm election talking points,…

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College – Worth it or worth less?

College has never been worth so much – or so little. New research from the Pew Center shows the wage gap between those with a…

Is PAYE Paying for the Wrong Higher-Ed Model?

Universal adoption of today’s high-speed, low-cost broadband could move the current higher education model into the 21st century. But are federal student aid programs like…

Real Earnings for Young College Grads Rose in 2012

Finally some good news for young college grads – in 2012 their real average annual earnings increased for the first time in six years. New…

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Jobs and Wages for Young Americans: Is Recovery Coming?
National Press Club, Washington DC