Sociology Alumni Influencing the Presidential Election.

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Elizabeth Warren is proposing as part of her Presidential campaign a policy for the cancellation of up to $50,000 in student loan debt for 42 million Americans and the availability of this policy going forward.  The policy termed the “Universal Free Public College and Cancel Student Loan Dept” proposal is supported by an analysis from Brandeis University of data from the Survey of Consumer Finances.  Included among the co-authors are two recent Duke Sociology graduates, Louise Seamster (PhD ‘17) and Raphaël Charron-Chénier (PhD ‘17).  Details of the Brandeis work are covered in a letter to Senator Warren linked in the description of her proposal.