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Economic Brief

March 2009, No. 09-03

Rationalizing Financial Literacy Policy

Kartik B. Athreya and Anne Stiwell

It is hard to argue against the need for greater financial literacy. But how can households learn to make better decisions and to what extent can public policy help?

Additional Resources

Martin, Matthew. "A Literature Review on the Effectiveness of Financial Education." Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond Working Paper 07-03, June 2007.

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