Written By: Jamie Wagner
This study examines associations between financial education and financial literacy among people with different
levels of education and income using a large, national data set, the 2015 National Financial Capability Study.
This study estimates whether financial education in high school, college, or through an employer, is associated
with a person’s financial literacy score. Results show that people who received any financial education are likely
to have higher financial literacy scores compared to those without financial education. Financial education has
larger predicted probabilities for those with lower education and income, suggesting that financial education is
especially important for this demographic group. This research emphasizes a need to teach financial education
to people whom previous research suggests lacks financial literacy the most.