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Women take bigger student loans because they have less money to begin with: something for which they can thank the ever-pervasive gender gap. (Photo: AP)

Some say designating a problem a “women’s issue” trivializes it — as if it’s only of interest to half the population of the U.S., and not to their male counterparts. In the case of student loans, other problems faced by women exacerbate the situation they face in taking, and paying off, the loans that get them through college.

And student loans, it turns out, are more than one of those “women’s issues.”

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