ERIC Number: EJ863715
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 16
Family Health and Financial Literacy--Forging the Connection
Braun, Bonnie; Kim, Jinhee; Anderson, Elaine A.
Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, v101 n3 p51-55 2009
Families are at-risk of or experiencing a diminished quality of living and life in current economic times and difficult decisions are required. Health and financial literacy are the basis for wise personal and public decision making. Family and consumer sciences (FCS) professionals can forge connections between health and financial literacy to increase the likelihood that individuals, families, communities, and the nation will strengthen their health and financial well-being. This article explains the ties between financial and health literacy, reveals research findings and approaches, and urges integration of both in current FCS educational and research programs.
Descriptors: Consumer Science, Money Management, Consumer Education, Health Promotion, At Risk Persons, Financial Services, Family Life Education, Family Programs, Unified Studies Curriculum, Interdisciplinary Approach, Curriculum Enrichment, Family Literacy
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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