Corporation for Enterprise Development | 2014

Financial Education & Account Access Among Elementary Students: Findings from the Assessing Financial Capability Outcomes Youth Pilot

Policymakers are increasingly looking to schools to deliver financial education to students and youth. However, the lack of evidence of the effectiveness of high school financial education courses has led some to believe that teaching these concepts in high school may be too late and that reaching younger students in elementary schools may lead to better outcomes. Making that education experiential by providing access to bank accounts may help students learn and retain information by allowing students to practice skills they are learning in the classroom.

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