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ERIC Number: EJ859556
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 41
ISSN: ISSN-1052-3073
The Impact of Financial Literacy Education on Subsequent Financial Behavior
Mandell, Lewis; Klein, Linda Schmid
Journal of Financial Counseling and Planning, v20 n1 p15-24 2009
This study examined the differential impact on 79 high school students of a personal financial management course completed 1 to 4 years earlier. This study used a matched sample design based on a school system's records to identify students who had and had not taken a course in personal financial management. The findings indicated that those who took the course were no more financially literate than those who had not. In addition, those who took the course did not evaluate themselves to be more savings-oriented and did not appear to have better financial behavior than those who had not taken the course. The study raises serious questions about the longer term effectiveness of high school financial literacy courses. (Contains 7 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A