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December 31, 2021 Forthcoming by Routledge
560 Pages 44 B/W Illustrations

 
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Book Description

Financial literacy and financial education are not new topics, even though interest in the topics among policymakers, financial authorities, and academia continues to grow. The Routledge Handbook of Financial Literacy provides a comprehensive reference work that addresses both research perspectives and practical applications to financial education. This is the first volume to summarize the milestones of research in financial literacy from multiple perspectives to offer a big picture overview.

The book is organized in six parts. The first three parts provide a conceptual framework, which discusses what financial literacy is, how it should be measured, and explains why it represents a relevant topic and effective tool to enhance the decision-making among consumers as well as consumer protection strategies. Part IV addresses the connection between financial education and financial literacy, with chapters about financial education in school settings as well as for adults. This part includes an analysis of the role of Fintech and the use of gamification in financial education. Part V is a collection of contributions that analyze financial literacy and financial education around the world, with a focus on different geographical areas, including the U.S., South America, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Asia, and Africa. This part also considers how financial literacy should be addressed in the case of Islamic Finance. The concluding part of the book examines how financial literacy is related to other possible approaches to consumer finance and consumer protection, addressing the relationships between financial literacy and behavioral economics, financial well-being, and financial inclusion.

This volume is an indispensable reference for scholars who are new to the topic, including undergraduate and graduate students, experienced researchers who wish to enrich their knowledge, policymakers seeking a broader understanding and an international perspective, and practitioners who seek knowledge of best practices as well as innovative approaches.

Table of Contents

Part I. What Is Financial Literacy? 1. Defining Financial Literacy 2. Financial Literacy among Children: Supporting the Achievement of Financial Well.Being in Adulthood 3. Financial Literacy among Young Adults 4. Financial Literacy among Older Adults 5. A Multidimensional Approach to Defining and Measuring Financial Literacy in the Digital Age Part II. Measuring Financial Literacy 6. Measuring Financial Literacy: The Role of Knowledge, Skills, and Attitudes 7. Financial Literacy and Numeracy 8. Assessment Methodologies in Financial Literacy: Best Practices and Guidelines 9. Customizing Financial Literacy Part III. Relevance and Effectiveness of Financial Literacy 10. Now More Than Ever: Why Financial Literacy Is a Key Element of Post.COVID.19 Recovery 11. The Likely Influence of Financial Literacy on Financial Behaviors Part IV. Improving Financial Literacy: The Role of Financial Education 12. Overview of Financial Education 13. Financial Education in Schools 14. Financial Education for Adults: Effective Practices and Some Recommendations 15 . Financial Education in Human Trafficking Interventions: Implications for Research, Programming, and Policy 16. Fintech, Financial Literacy and Financial Education 17. Education or Entertainment? On the Potential of Games in Financial Education 18. Alternatives to Financial Education Part V. Financial Literacy and Financial Education around the World 19. Financial Literacy and Financial Education in the US 20. Financial Literacy and Financial Education in Canada 21. Financial Literacy and Financial Education in Central America and the Caribbean 22. Financial Literacy and Financial Education in South America 23. Financial Literacy and Financial Education in Western Europe 24. Financial Literacy and Financial Education in Northern Europe 25. Financial Literacy and Financial Education in Eastern Europe 26. Financial Literacy and Financial Education in Africa 27. Financial Literacy and Financial Education in Asia 28. Financial Literacy and Financial Education in Australia and New Zealand 29. Financial Literacy and Financial Education and Islamic Finance Part VI. Beyond Financial Literacy 30. Financial Literacy and Behavioral Economics: Knowledge, Nudging and the Psychology of Decision Making 31. Financial Literacy and Financial Well Being 32. The Relationship between Financial Literacy and Financial Inclusion

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Biography

Gianni Nicolini is Associate Professor in Banking and Finance at the University of Rome "Tor Vergata" (Italy), Faculty of Economics, Department of Management and Law (DML).

Brenda J. Cude is Professor Emeritus, Consumer Economics, in the Department of Financial Planning, Housing and Consumer Economics at the University of Georgia.