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The impact of financial education on adolescents' intertemporal choices

Melanie Lührmann (), Marta Serra-Garcia and Joachim Winter ()

No W14/18, IFS Working Papers from Institute for Fiscal Studies

Abstract: We study the impact of financial education on intertemporal choice in adolescence. The program was randomly assigned among high-school students and intertemporal choices were measured using an incentivized experiment. Students who participated in the program display a decrease in time inconsistency; an increase in the allocation of payment to a single payment date, compared to spreading payment across two dates; and increased consistency of choice with the law of demand. These findings suggest that the effect of such educational programs is to increase comprehension and decrease bracketing in intertemporal choice. This working paper was updated in May 2015.

JEL-codes: C93 D14 D91 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2014-07-29
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