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ERIC Number: ED504596
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Aug-19
Pages: 158
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-978-9-2640-4638-2
Improving Financial Education and Awareness on Insurance and Private Pensions
OECD Publishing (NJ3)
With public pensions under pressure and private pensions exposed to risk, individuals face an increasing variety of financial risks, particularly those linked to their retirement. This book analyzes the level of risk awareness of consumers and highlights good practices governments might initiate to enhance consumers' awareness and education on insurance and private pensions issues. Part I, Financial Education in the Insurance Sector: Risk Awareness and Education on Insurance Issues--Comparative and Analytical Report, includes an Overview, Introduction:Definition and Scope of the Report, four chapters (Increasing Need for Awareness and Education on Risks and Insurance Issues; Evaluation of Individual''s Risks and Insurance Awareness, Education, and Capacity; Main Stakeholders' Roles and Governments' Involvement; and Programmes and Tools to Enhance Risk Awareness and Education on Insurance Issues), a Conclusion, four annexes (Some National Programmes Aimed at Strengthening Financial Education; Mediation and Redress Mechanisms in Selected OECD Countries; Selected Regulations on Information Disclosure on Insurance Products and Providers; and Regulation and Self-Regulation of Intermediaries' Roles and Responsibilities in Selected OECD Countries, and an Appendix (OECD Recommendation on Good Practices for Enhanced Risk Awareness and Education on Insurance Issues). Part II, Financial Education in the Private Pensions Sector: Financial Education and Saving for Retirement--Analytical and Comparative Report, includes an Overview, three chapters (Financial Education and Saving for Retirement: Why Financial Education is Needed for Retirement Saving; Current Financial Education Programmes, Related Approaches and Evaluations; and Conclusions and Lessons Learnt), References, and an Appendix (OECD Recommendation on Good Practices for Financial Education Relating to Private Pensions.) (Contains 3 charts and 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development