Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/43204
Authors: 
Lusardi, Annamaria
Mitchell, Olivia S.
Year of Publication: 
2010
Series/Report no.: 
CFS Working Paper 2010/11
Abstract: 
This paper explores who is financially literate, whether people accurately perceive their own economic decision-making skills, and where these skills come from. Self-assessed and objective measures of financial literacy can be linked to consumers' efforts to plan for retirement in the American Life Panel, and causal relationships with retirement planning examined by exploiting information about respondent financial knowledge acquired in school. Results show that those with more advanced financial knowledge are those more likely to be retirement-ready.
Subjects: 
Financial Knowledge
Financial Sophistication
Retirement Planning
JEL: 
D91
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Document Type: 
Working Paper

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