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This report addresses two sets of research questions related to Refund anticipation loans (RALs) and refund atnticipation checks (RACs) First, the authors ask who obtains them and who does not and what demographic, economic, and geographic factors are associated with the use of these products. More information...
Audience: Researcher
Type of Resource: Report
Date: 3/27/2012
The U.S. Department of the Treasury and U.S. Department of Agriculture convened the National Research Symposium on Financial Literacy and Education on October 6-7, 2008 in Washington, DC. Twenty-nine experts from the fields of behavioral and consumer economics, financial risk assessment and More information...
Audience: Researcher
Type of Resource: Conference Proceedings
Date: 3/27/2012
In this paper we provide a comprehensive critical analysis of research that has investigated the impact of financial education programs on consumer financial behavior. In light of the evidence, we recommend that future programs be highly targeted towards a specific audience and area of financial More information...
Audience: Researcher
Type of Resource: Working paper
Date: 3/27/2012
The American Housing Survey (AHS) is the largest, regular national housing sample survey in the United States. The U.S. Census Bureau conducts the AHS to obtain up-to-date housing statistics for the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Although the focus of the AHS is on the housing More information...
Audience: Researcher
Type of Resource: Dataset
Date: 3/28/2012
This document summarizes the proceedings of the 2008 Research Seminar on Financial Education, hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland and provides links to presentations made by leading scholars of financial literacy. More information...
Audience: Researcher
Type of Resource: Conference Proceedings
Date: 3/27/2012
The case is often made that financial education leads to improved financial decisions. In this paper, we begin by assessing the need for financial education by reviewing national trends in savings, debt, and retirement funding as well as by reviewing the literature linking personal financial More information...
Audience: Researcher
Type of Resource: Working paper
Date: 3/27/2012
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: 3/27/2012
The Financial Literacy and Education Improvement Act created, in December 2003, the Financial Literacy and Education Commission. Responding to the act’s mandate that GAO assess the Commission’s effectiveness, this report reviews its progress in (1) developing a national strategy; (2) developing a More information...
Audience: Researcher
Type of Resource: Report
Date: 3/27/2012
In July 28, 2004, GAO hosted a forum on the role of the federal government in improving financial literacy. Forum participants included experts in financial literacy and education from federal and state agencies, the financial industry, nonprofit organizations, and academic institutions. This More information...
Audience: Researcher
Type of Resource: Conference Proceedings
Date: 3/27/2012
Using credit report records and data collected from several household surveys, we analyze changes in household debt and saving during the 2007 recession. We find that, while different segments of the population were affected in distinct ways, depending on whether they owned a home, whether they More information...
Audience: Researcher
Type of Resource: Report
Date: 3/28/2012