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Assessing Financial Literacy as a Basis for Designing and Evaluating Interventions in Vocational and Adult Education and Training

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Empirical Research in Vocational Education and Training welcomes submissions to the new thematic series on Assessing Financial Literacy as a Basis for Designing and Evaluating Interventions in Vocational and Adult Education and Training.

Financial literacy—the ability to deal with money and financial matters reasonably—is becoming more essential in everyday life. Its increasing importance is mainly driven by socioeconomic trends, such as structural changes in the financial and labour markets and the decline of the welfare state, and by demographic changes. These trends impose challenges on citizens that cannot be tackled by family socialisation and everyday experience alone. In contrast, they demand education or training intervention, such as instruction, counselling/coaching and information provision via the media.

  1. Financial literacy (or financial competence) has become an internationally relevant and highly regarded topic. Since people often lack sufficient financial competence, in many countries efforts have been made ...

    Authors: Bärbel Fürstenau and Mandy Hommel

    Citation: Empirical Research in Vocational Education and Training 2019 11:10

    Content type: Research

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  2. In Germany, general secondary education offers few opportunities for young adults to acquire knowledge and understanding of personal finance. Hence, apart from parents’ influence as role models, important infl...

    Authors: Manuel Förster, Roland Happ and W. B. Walstad

    Citation: Empirical Research in Vocational Education and Training 2019 11:2

    Content type: Research

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  3. Assessing individuals’ financial literacy levels is currently widely recognized as being necessary to design effective financial education programs and also to evaluate their actual impact. To address the lack...

    Authors: Paola Bongini, Paola Iannello, Emanuela E. Rinaldi, Mariangela Zenga and Alessandro Antonietti

    Citation: Empirical Research in Vocational Education and Training 2018 10:12

    Content type: Research

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