Employer-Sponsored Student Debt Repayment
12 Pages Posted: 22 Mar 2021
Date Written: March 11, 2021
This study investigates the welfare implications of allowing workers the option to dedicate their employer-sponsored retirement benefits to the repayment of their student debt. Using a partial equilibrium model, I find that this policy allows for increased consumption while young, while reducing repayment time by approximately 4.5 years. I estimate that the value of this policy to the median male graduate from the 2016/17 Baccalaureate and Beyond Longitudinal Study would be $7,401.60.
Keywords: Higher Education, Student Loans, Employer-Sponsored Benefits
JEL Classification: D14, I22, M52
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