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City & Shore published a story on how Baby Boomer parents have taken on college debt for their children, which could endanger retirement savings. “This is an emerging phenomenon — not something that was a reality in the United States until the last 10 to 15 years,” says Jennifer Ailshire, an assistant professor of gerontology at USC and the study’s co-author. “A lot of it has to do with the rising cost of tuition, but there’s also an increasing number of children going to school.”

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