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A Randomized Controlled Trial of a Financial Literacy Curriculum for Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence

Andrea Hetling (), Judy L. Postmus and Cecilia Kaltz
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Andrea Hetling: Rutgers University
Judy L. Postmus: Rutgers University
Cecilia Kaltz: Rutgers University

Journal of Family and Economic Issues, 2016, vol. 37, issue 4, 672-685

Abstract: Abstract Financial literacy programs are quickly gaining in popularity around the globe. A relatively new target group is survivors of intimate partner violence (IPV), an economically vulnerable group for whom resource acquisition is related to personal safety and well-being. This study is a randomized controlled trial of a financial literacy curriculum designed for and delivered to a sample of 300 IPV survivors from 14 agencies in seven US states and Puerto Rico. Findings, based on difference-in-difference analyses and OLS regression models, indicate a strong effect of the curriculum on self-reported financial knowledge and behaviors and support the expansion of similar programs for survivors.

Keywords: Financial literacy; Financial education; Intimate partner violence; Low-income families; Program evaluation; Randomized controlled trial (RCT) (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2016
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