Grohmann, A., & Menkhoff, L.School, parents, and financial literacy determine financial behavior

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Grohmann, A., & Menkhoff, L.

Release date: 

Juli 2015 


DIW Wochenbericht 28.2015

Why do some people make better financial deci- sions than others do? The level of financial literacy plays an important role: Quality schooling that also deals with financial issues likewise leads to better financial decisions. However, many studies neglect how parenting also influences financial behavior. This report shows that parents also have an indirect effect on the financial behavior of their adult children; in general, specific financial training actually has less of an effect on financial behavior. 

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