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Financial literacy around the world : an overview of the evidence with practical suggestions for the way forward, Volume 1
 
Author:Xu, Lisa; Zia, Bilal; Country:World;
Date Stored:2012/06/27Document Date:2012/06/01
Document Type:Policy Research Working PaperSubTopics:Primary Education; Financial Literacy; Access to Finance; Access & Equity in Basic Education; Education For All
Language:EnglishMajor Sector:Finance
Rel. Proj ID:1W-The Crisis And Beyond: Fy11-Fy13 -- -- P122136;Region:The World Region
Report Number:WPS6107Sub Sectors:General finance sector
Collection Title:Policy Research working paper ; no. WPS 6107Volume No:1

Summary: Financial literacy programs are fast becoming a key ingredient in financial policy reform worldwide. Yet, what is financial literacy exactly and what do we know of its effectiveness? This paper collects insights from the literature thus far and summarizes global evidence on financial literacy, its correlates, and existing and upcoming causal investigations. The authors conclude with a synthesis of policy advice and practical suggestions for the way forward in this fast growing area of research.

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