student debt http://wrkf.org en Student Debt Weighs Down Women More. Blame The Wage Gap http://wrkf.org/post/student-debt-weighs-down-women-more-blame-wage-gap When Kristine Leighton graduated from a private college five years ago with a degree in hospitality, she owed $75,000 in student loans. Each month, she paid the minimum amount of $450 and lived at home with her parents on Long Island, N.Y.<p>At first, she was working at a hotel for $10 an hour; money was tight. Even after she got a job in Manhattan making $75,000 a year, she still couldn't afford to move out. She funneled her earnings into car payments, credit card bills<strong> </strong>and debt, and a monthly commuter train pass. Sun, 06 Apr 2014 09:18:00 +0000 editor 24790 at http://wrkf.org Student Debt Weighs Down Women More. Blame The Wage Gap