Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Research Blog #10: Final Abstract, Bibliography, and Link to Your Paper


This paper sets out to prove that the privatization of higher education is creating a system of inequality that works to widen the gap between the income classes of college students by negatively affecting lower class students mentally, physically, and financially. Through my research, I found evidence of all of the above. There have been relationships found between student debt and financial stress, financial stress and mental health, and student mental health and student physical health. The evidence found goes to support the fact that students that need student loans (mostly lower class students) are being pushed down by the individual problem that stress has become, This essay promotes addressing the larger social problems that are causing this financial stress in lower class students.


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