Promoting Consumer Education
Hide / Show Abstract

Promoting Consumer Education

Trends, Policies and Good Practices

Consumers today are challenged by growing amounts of information and wider choices of products, requiring them to develop skills and knowledge for making good choices in complex markets. This publication examines the approaches that governments use to promote consumer education in OECD and some non-OECD countries, highlighting the policies and measures that have been particularly effective. It also analyses recent trends, the role of stakeholders, steps being taken to evaluate the effectiveness of current programmes and the principal challenges.
Click to Access: 
    http://oecd.metastore.ingenta.com/content/9309041e.pdf
  • PDF
  • http://www.keepeek.com/Digital-Asset-Management/oecd/education/promoting-consumer-education_9789264060098-en
  • READ
 
Chapter
 

Analysis of Selected Countries: United States You do not have access to this content

English
Click to Access: 
    http://oecd.metastore.ingenta.com/content/9309041ec015.pdf
  • PDF
  • http://www.keepeek.com/Digital-Asset-Management/oecd/education/promoting-consumer-education/analysis-of-selected-countries-united-states_9789264060098-15-en
  • READ
Author(s):
OECD

Hide / Show Abstract

In the United States, consumer education is provided by federal, state and local authorities. At the federal level, responsibilities are distributed among a number of agencies, according to their respective legislative mandates. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is one of the key agencies in this regard. Its principal objectives are twofold: 
 
Visit the OECD web site