Endogenous Financial Literacy, Saving, and Stock Market Participation
Luca Spataro () and
Lorenzo Corsini ()
FinanzArchiv: Public Finance Analysis, 2017, vol. 73, issue 2, 135-162
Recent empirical literature provides evidence that financial literacy, human capital, education, saving, and stock market participation are interconnected decisions. However, a consolidated theoretical explanation of such connections is missing. We contribute to this topic by building a framework that includes all these decisions in an encompassing model. We build a two-period model in which individuals acquire education, work, and save for retirement; financial literacy reduces the costs of managing risky assets available on the stock market. Our results, besides providing a theoretical foundation for the role and the determinants of the above-mentioned decisions, can also explain several stylized facts on literacy, human capital, and stock market participation.
Keywords: financial literacy; portfolio decisions; human capital; saving for retirement; stock market participation (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D14 D91 G11 J24 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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