PISA 2012 Results: Students and Money (Volume VI)

Financial Literacy Skills for the 21st Century

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This sixth volume of PISA 2012 results examines 15-year-old students’ performance in financial literacy in the 18 countries and economies that participated in this optional assessment. It also discusses the relationship of financial literacy to students’ and their families’ background and to students’ mathematics and reading skills. The volume also explores students’ access to money and their experience with financial matters. In addition, it provides an overview of the current status of financial education in schools and highlights relevant case studies.

English Also available in: French

Relationship between Financial Literacy and Student Background

This chapter examines the relationship between students’ financial literacy and the demographic and socio-economic characteristics of these students and their families. In particular, the chapter looks at performance differences across gender, socio-economic status, parents’ education, parents’ occupation, immigrant background, and language spoken at home. The chapter then analyses how these different factors may be related to observed variations in students’ financial literacy.

English Also available in: French


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