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ERIC Number: ED509841
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 120
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Federal Financial and Economic Literacy Education Programs, 2009
Hung, Angela A.; Mihaly, Kata; Yoong, Joanne K.
RAND Corporation
Financial literacy--the ability to use knowledge and skills to manage financial resources effectively for a lifetime of financial well-being--is becoming more and more important as individuals and families become increasingly responsible for their own long-term financial well-being. Financial and economic literacy education programs have been shown to increase financial literacy and capability. Many federal agencies and departments have long-standing financial education programs, and, in recent years, steps have been taken to increase coordination of such efforts. In late 2009, a survey was conducted of 21 federal agencies, who reported offering a total of 56 financial and economic literacy education programs. In this report, the authors analyze the survey data, describing each program's purpose, content, delivery formats, target audience, and evaluation goals and method. The authors conclude with recommendations for future evaluations, emphasizing the need for a standardized definition of what constitutes a financial and economic literacy education program and for a standardized method of evaluating such programs across agencies. Two appendices are included: (1) Individual Program Assessments and Individual Program Descriptions; and (2) Survey Instrument. (Contains 11 tables and 10 footnotes.) [This research was sponsored by PowerTrain, Inc.]
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Adult Education; Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: RAND Labor and Population