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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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United States

15-year-old students in the United States score around the average of the 13 OECD countries and economies that were assessed in financial literacy in 2012. With an average score of 492 points, the rank of the United States among all 18 participating countries and economies is estimated to lie between 8 and 12.

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