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Researchers : Early-Life Schooling and Cognition and Late-Life Financial Literacy in the Wisconsin Longitudinal Study
Complete Description: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 lower early-life cognitive functioning, especially those without college degrees, have lower levels of financial literacy in late life. We also find that cognition in late life, controlling for early life cognitive functioning, is also linked to financial literacy.
Date Published:Saturday, October 1, 2011
Author:Pamela Herd, Yung-ting Su, and Karen Holden
Funding Agency: Social Security Administration, CFS - Wisc
Type: Working paper;
Source: Survey data;
Language: English
Audience: Researcher