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This paper presents the results of a field experiment in which a random subsample of older workers was given information about key Social Security provisions, while a control group was not. The experiment was designed to examine whether it is possible to affect individual behavior using a More information...
Audience: Researcher
Date: 3/23/2012
This study assessed the financial literacy of rural Oklahomans age 65 and older, their current use of and attitudes towards using credit cards and other types of consumer debt, and the consequences of increased debt for this population, based on a survey of 106 individuals. Overall, the financial More information...
Audience: Researcher
Type of Resource: Report
Date: 3/27/2012
This study analyzes the impact of the FDIC’s Money Smart financial education curriculum and training on the financial opinions and behaviors of course participants. The study collected data from 631 adult respondents who experienced some portion of the Money Smart program during 2004-2005 and also More information...
Audience: Researcher
Type of Resource: Report
Date: 3/27/2012
The Residential Finance Survey (RFS) was conducted in the year following the decennial census from 1951 – 2001. It is designed to provide data about the financing of nonfarm, privately owned, residential properties. The 2001 RFS was conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau for the Department of More information...
Audience: Researcher
Type of Resource: Dataset
Date: 3/24/2012
The Community Financial Access Pilot (CFAP) began in 2008 and was implemented through December 2009 by the U.S. Department of the Treasury (the Treasury) to increase access to financial services and financial education among low- and moderate-income families and individuals, especially More information...
Audience: Researcher
Type of Resource: Report
Date: 3/27/2012
This study uses new nationally representative data from the National Financial Capability State-by-State Survey to examine the relationship between state-level alternative financial service (AFS) policies (prohibitions, price caps, disclosures) and consumer use of five AFS products: payday loans, More information...
Audience: Researcher
Date: 3/27/2012
In January 2009, the FDIC sponsored a special supplement to the U.S. Census Bureau’s Current Population Survey (CPS) to collect data on the number of U.S. households that are unbanked and underbanked, their demographic characteristics, and their reasons for being unbanked and underbanked. Teamed More information...
Audience: Researcher
Date: 3/24/2012
… Save & Invest Spend Researcher Financial Literacy: Strengthening … http://trprosp05:8086/researcher/Lists/Researchers/299_.000 Report English … More information...
Audience: Researcher
Type of Resource: Report
Date: 2/1/2012
This paper investigates the effects of credit scores on consumer payment behavior, especially on debit and credit card use. Anecdotally, a negative relationship between debit card use and credit score has been reported; however, it is not clear whether that relationship is related to other factors, More information...
Audience: Researcher
Type of Resource: Working paper
Date: 2/1/2012
Abstract: American women tend to be less financially literate than men, which is consistent with a household division of labor in which men manage finances. However, women also tend to outlive their husbands, so they will eventually need to take over this task. Using a new survey of older couples, More information...
Audience: Researcher
Type of Resource: Working paper
Date: 1/1/2012