^ wait a minute - what debt are we talking about here -debt as in struggling to pay off a loan
or debt as already have a loan?
if so I'm the second ( if there's anything right the governments done - it's made it so much easier to get a degree these day money wise).
And I agree with Dude101 - 2 000 not that much? That's what starts of. If you can't pay off that $2 000 right away good luck paying it off later with interest rates - and managing money later on.
I know kids that are already have loans just to pay off their cars - and they need that car to get to work etc etc. Obviously it's local specific I guess, and depends on economic situations in different countries.
The younger generations does get into debt, credit card, car loans, education fees etc etc etc. As I said in my earlier post it's not about age, it's about what you earn and how you manage your money ( as Miroku has also pointed out) .