Financial Literacy: Lessons from International Experience
Author: Larry Orton
Topic: Financial literacy
Publisher: CPRN - Canadian Policy Research Network
Location: Canada
Format: Report
Content Type: Research
Publication Date: September 30, 2007
The OECD’s study resulted in principles and good practices such as promoting unbiased, fair and coordinated financial education; separating financial education from commercial advertising; starting financial education in primary school; ensuring that financial education is an integral part of the good governance of financial institutions... These principles and the experiences in other countries provide lessons that Canada can use. The lessons learned go beyond the concern raised in some of the literature about financial literacy for the marginalized and disadvantaged to reflect a realization that financial literacy concerns all income levels.
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