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This paper highlights the extent and effects of financial illiteracy on American households, reviews previous efforts to promote financial literacy, and discusses new directions for such initiatives. None of the traditional approaches to financial literacy – employer-based, school-based, credit More information...
Audience: Researcher
Type of Resource: Working paper
Date: 3/27/2012
Financial decisions are compelled and constrained by non-financial factors. These include personality characteristics of individuals as well as the social environments in which decisions are made. This paper provides an overview of theories that seek to explain how non-financial factors influence More information...
Audience: Researcher
Type of Resource: Working paper
Date: 3/27/2012
The development and use of technology-based tools for financial literacy education has grown rapidly in recent years, often based on the presumption that digital media will enhance past practice. However, little attention has been given to understanding why such technologies may be expected to More information...
Audience: Researcher
Type of Resource: Working paper
Date: 3/27/2012
An on-line survey of K-12 teachers was conducted to determine teachers’ background and capacity to teach personal finance. Results indicate that while teachers recognize the importance of teaching personal finance, few have had formal preparation for teaching this subject matter; also, the teaching More information...
Audience: Researcher
Type of Resource: Working paper
Date: 3/27/2012
Use of social media has grown exponentially among all ages and groups in recent years and is an important trend for those interested in building financial capacity because close associates are known to be important sources of financial information and social media are being embraced most rapidly More information...
Audience: Researcher
Type of Resource: Working paper
Date: 3/27/2012
Using the Wisconsin Longitudinal Study, a sample of Wisconsin high school graduates from the class of 1957, we unpack the relationship between general human capital and late-life financial literacy. In short, we examine the links between cognition and financial literacy. We find that those with More information...
Audience: Researcher
Type of Resource: Working paper
Date: 3/27/2012
During the past two school years, the Center for Financial Security has been involved in the Money $mart in Head Start program, which delivers financial capability services to Head Start families across 16 Wisconsin counties. Local Head Start programs and UW - Cooperative Extension offices More information...
Audience: Researcher
Type of Resource: Brief
Date: 3/27/2012
This Issue Brief summarizes the proceedings of a workshop on Exploring the Intersection between Financial Capability and Domestic Violence held on May 17, 2011, by the U.S. Department of the Treasury, the Social Security Administration and the University of Wisconsin – Madison’s Center for More information...
Audience: Researcher
Type of Resource: Conference Proceedings
Date: 3/27/2012
Abstract: Financial decisions are compelled and constrained by non-financial factors. These include personality characteristics of individuals as well as of the social environment in which decisions are made. This study provides an overview of behavioral theories that have sought to explain how More information...
Audience: Researcher
Type of Resource: Brief
Date: 3/27/2012
This article models respondent behavior in a financial survey with a framework explicitly integrating a respondent’s knowledge of and willingness to reveal his or her financial status. Whether a respondent provides a valid answer, a “don’t know”, or a “refusal” to a financial question depends on More information...
Audience: Researcher
Type of Resource: Working paper
Date: 3/27/2012