1st Edition

Financial Literacy and Ageing in Developing Economies An Indian Experience

By Kshipra Jain Copyright 2023
    209 Pages 8 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This book weaves together current understanding around financial literacy and ageing, arguing for the relevance of financial literacy for old age security. Building upon on the experiences of ten developing Asian economies with a focus on India, the book enters new territory by developing frameworks that identify predictors of financial literacy and a mechanism for its internalization, as well as recognising the need for specialized training programs for the older population in order to establish a link between financial literacy and old age security.

    It thus makes a case about the centrality of financial literacy in creating an environment conducive to a dignified ageing experience in this world of shouldering one’s own responsibility. Going forward, the book comprehends financial literacy for India as a skill which enables an individual to decide the suitable avenues to invest savings, utilize monetary resources and shape financial decisions aligned with their financial goals, in accordance with the dynamic financial & economic environment.

    This original volume is a first-time attempt to provide an in-depth account of financial literacy and its association with savings behavior, old age planning, wealth accumulation, healthcare and wellbeing in older age. It also provides a detailed account of various measurement tools used and policy initiatives undertaken across the globe for financial literacy.

    It is an indispensable reference guide for scholars and researchers, cutting across multiple disciplines particularly financial and development economics, gerontology, demography, social work, psychology and public policy.

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    1. Financial Literacy in the Background of Ageing Population

    2. Financial Literacy and Old Age Security: Institutional and Socioeconomic Construct

    3. Measurement Tool: Financial Literacy and Secured Old Age

    4. Financial Literacy Programs Around the World and India

    5. Financial Literacy and Old Age Security: The Conceptual Framework for Secured Old Age

    6. Insights from Primary survey

    7. Association Between Financial Literacy and Old Age Security: The Empirical Analysis

    8. The Road Ahead




    Kshipra Jain is Assistant Professor of Economics in the Department of Economics, University of Rajasthan, India.