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Financial Literacy, Financial Education and Economic Outcomes

Justine Hastings, Brigitte Madrian and William Skimmyhorn

No 18412, NBER Working Papers from National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc

Abstract: In this article we review the literature on financial literacy, financial education, and consumer financial outcomes. We consider how financial literacy is measured in the current literature, and examine how well the existing literature addresses whether financial education improves financial literacy or personal financial outcomes. We discuss the extent to which a competitive market provides incentives for firms to educate consumers or offer products that facilitate informed choice. We review the literature on alternative policies to improve financial outcomes, and compare the evidence to evidence on the efficacy and cost of financial education. Finally, we discuss directions for future research.

JEL-codes: C93 D14 D18 D91 G11 G28 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2012-09
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Published as Justine S. Hastings & Brigitte C. Madrian & William L. Skimmyhorn, 2013. "Financial Literacy, Financial Education, and Economic Outcomes," Annual Review of Economics, Annual Reviews, vol. 5(1), pages 347-373, 05.

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