Financial education programmes: basic issues and a reference to the Spanish case
Autores: Domínguez Martínez, José Manuel (Universidad de Málaga. Departamento de Economía Aplicada (Hacienda Pública, Economía Política y Política Económica). Calle Ejido, 6. 29071 Málaga, España)
Keywords: economic analysis, Financial education, general issues, programs, Spain
The aim of this work is to provide an overview of the basic issues of the financial education programs, with some references to Spain as a supplement. Firstly the recent process of take off and expansion of such programs at an international level is under review. Afterwards the main conceptual and methodological issues concerning financial education are addressed. The work also focuses on the economic rationale for financial education programs as well as on the measurement of financial literacy and the information available. Finally, the implementation of financial education programs is approached and also some caveats about their effectiveness are added.