1 in 5 households has student debt

The share of American households affected by student debt has more than doubled in the past two decades, soaring from 9 percent in 1989 to a record of nearly 1 in 5 in 2010.

The 19 percent of households weighed down by school loans is higher even than 2007, when 15 percent owed money for their education, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of government data.

— From wire reports

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