Maine women have higher student debt burden


new poll released this week by the Maine Center for Economic Policy (MECEP) finds Maine women — who in Maine represent the majority of adults with student debt and earn 84 cents for every dollar men earn — are grappling with similar challenges.

Of the 244 women and 156 men surveyed, 65 percent of women reported having struggled to make a student loan payment, compared to 53 percent of men. Women were also more likely to report saving less for retirement while tackling their debt.

Click here to read the full story, published December 5, 2018, in Beacon.