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.

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Student Performance in Financial Literacy

This chapter compares students’ performance in the 2012 PISA financial literacy assessment across and within countries and economies. It discusses what students know about financial literacy and how well they can apply what they know, and examines how student performance in financial literacy compares with performance in reading and mathematics. The analysis is complemented with contextual economic and financial information about participating countries and its association with performance in financial literacy.

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