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Gender differences and stereotypes in financial literacy: Off to an early start

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  • Driva, Anastasia
  • Lührmann, Melanie
  • Winter, Joachim

The determinants of the gender gap in financial literacy, an important correlate of financial wealth, are largely unknown. We confirm the existence of the gap already among teenagers and report an association with gender stereotypes related to household finance.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics Letters.

Volume (Year): 146 (2016)
Issue (Month): C ()
Pages: 143-146

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Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:146:y:2016:i:c:p:143-146
DOI: 10.1016/j.econlet.2016.07.029
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