Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/148002
Authors: 
Grohmann, Antonia
Hübler, Olaf
Kouwenberg, Roy
Menkhoff, Lukas
Year of Publication: 
2016
Series/Report no.: 
DIW Discussion Papers 1615
Abstract: 
This research studies the stylized fact of a "gender gap" in that women tend to have lower financial literacy than men. Our data which samples middle-class people from Bangkok does not show a gender gap. This result is not explained by men's low financial literacy, nor by women's high income and good education. Rather, it seems influenced by country characteristics on general gender equality and finance-related equality, such as little gender gaps regarding pupils' mathematics abilities or secondary school enrollment, and women's strong role in financial affairs. This may indicate ways to reduce the gender gap in financial literacy elsewhere.
Subjects: 
financial literacy
financial behavior
gender gap
individual characteristics
societal norms
Thailand
JEL: 
D14
J16
D91
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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