Making Sense of Private Debt (Page One Economics)

Although much attention is given to the mounting public debt, private debt (the debt of households and businesses) is actually larger. The March 2020 issue of Page One Economics® evaluates trends in private debt and what they could mean for the overall health of the economy.

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Education Level: 9-12 College Non-educators
Subjects: AP Economics Economics Personal Finance
Concepts: Credit Great Recession Incentives Lenders/Borrowers
Resource Types: Publication Lesson
Languages: English