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Using the 2008 Survey of Chinese Consumer Finance and Investor Education and the 2007 Survey of Consumer Finances, this study compared saving motives between Chinese and American urban households. Results showed that Chinese households were more likely than American households to report More information...
Audience: Researcher
Type of Resource: Peer-reviewed
Tags: China
Date: 3/4/2013
This paper presents an overview of consumer financial well-being in transitional China. It provides an up-to-date and overall description of the Chinese urban households’ assets, liabilities, income, and consumption patterns. The data employed were collected by a national survey conducted in 2008. More information...
Audience: Researcher
Type of Resource: Peer-reviewed
Tags: China
Date: 3/4/2013
Two competing explanations for why consumers have trouble with financial decisions are gaining momentum. One is that people are financially illiterate since they lack understanding of simple economic concepts and cannot carry out computations such as computing compound interest, which could cause More information...
Audience: Researcher
Type of Resource: Working paper
Tags: Behavioral economics, Financial literacy, financial education
Date: 3/4/2013
This paper uses data from the Health and Retirement Study to explore the mechanism that underlies the robust relation found in the literature between cognitive ability, and in particular numeracy, and wealth, income constant. We have a number of findings. First, the more valuable the pension, the More information...
Audience: Researcher
Type of Resource: Working paper
Tags: Financial literacy, Financial Education, Pensions
Date: 3/4/2013
This paper analyzes new data on financial literacy and financial sophistication from the 2008 Health and Retirement Study. We show that financial literacy is lacking among older individuals and for the first time explore additional questions on financial sophistication which proves even scarcer. More information...
Audience: Researcher
Type of Resource: Working paper
Tags: Financial literacy
Date: 3/4/2013
This report examines the utilization of a state earned income credit by current and former welfare recipients using two measures: receipt among all current and former welfare recipients and among only those eligible for the credit. Both measures may be useful, depending upon which groups More information...
Audience: Researcher
Type of Resource: Administratative Data Survey Data
Tags: State earned income tax credits, Minnesota Working Family Credit, TANF, MFIP, AFDC
Date: 3/4/2013
Not familiar with credit unions? At this site you will learn what a credit union is, what it has to offer, and how you may be able to join a credit union. More information...
Audience: Individual
Type of Resource: Websites
Date: 2/19/2013
Not sure if a credit union is a good fit? At this site, you will learn about a credit union's structure, operations, and benefits for members. More information...
Audience: Individual
Type of Resource: Websites
Date: 2/19/2013
This site offers a one-stop toolbox of educational information and personal finance tips designed to help individuals in making smart financial decisions and better choices for their money. Individuals can learn about saving, borrowing, and managing credit, as well as how to get a free credit More information...
Audience: Individual
Type of Resource: Website
Date: 2/19/2013
This site offers a one-stop toolbox of educational information and personal finance tips designed to help individuals in making smart financial decisions and better choices for their money. Individuals can learn about saving, borrowing, and managing credit, as well as how to get a free credit More information...
Audience: Individual
Type of Resource: Website
Date: 2/19/2013