The Outlook for Financial Literacy

20 Pages Posted: 21 Oct 2010 Last revised: 26 Nov 2011

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Annamaria Lusardi

George Washington University - Department of Accountancy; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

Olivia S. Mitchell

University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

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Date Written: October 20, 2010

Abstract

As the world becomes more financially integrated and complex, average individuals and their families are increasingly faced with making highly sophisticated and all-too-often irreversible financial decisions. Nowhere is this more evident than with regard to retirement decision-making. Indeed, the global financial crisis suggests that poor financial decision-making can have substantial costs not only for individuals but also society at large. This volume focuses on key lessons for financial decision-making in the wake of that crisis, exploring how financial literacy can enhance peoples’ skills and abilities to make more informed economic choices.

Keywords: financial literacy, retirement, saving, education, income, investment, counseling

Suggested Citation

Lusardi, Annamaria and Mitchell, Olivia S., The Outlook for Financial Literacy (October 20, 2010). Pension Research Council WP 2010-25. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1695139 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1695139

Annamaria Lusardi

George Washington University - Department of Accountancy ( email )

George Washington University School of Business
Washington, DC 20052
United States

HOME PAGE: http://business.gwu.edu/profiles/annamaria-lusardi/

National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

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Olivia S. Mitchell (Contact Author)

University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School ( email )

Philadelphia, PA 19104-6365
United States

National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

1050 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138
United States

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