A portion of the approximately 44.7 million people who owe student loans may live right here in Brownsville. Surely, some of them are women. In fact, recent research indicates the odds are high that many of those owing student loans are women. The next question some may ask is whether this could mean that a disproportionate amount of women will file Chapter 7 bankruptcy in order to make more room in their budgets to pay their student loans.
The research suggests that around two-thirds of the nearly $1.59 trillion in student-loan debt is owed by women. Not only do more women have student loans than men do, but they also tend to owe more than men do as well. Women also tend to earn degrees more often than men do.