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Increasing Financial Literacy: A Public Policy Challenge

  • Hans-Helmut Kotz

    (Wilhelm-Epstein-Straße 14, D-60341 Frankfurt/M.)

  • Martin Weber

    (Universität Mannheim, Lehrstuhl für Allgemeine Betriebswirtschaftslehre und Finanzwirtschaft,insb. Bankbetriebslehre, L5,2, D-68131 Mannheim)

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    Die insbesondere während des vergangenen Jahrzehnts auf den Weg gebrachten Reformen unterstellen, dass private Haushalte immer stärker eigenständig Vorsorge gegen Unwägbarkeiten und Gefahren treffen. Das gilt mindestens in einem ergänzenden Sinne für die Altersvorsorge. Gleichzeitig fehlt allerdings häufig das finanzielle Verständnis, um derartigen Anforderungen zu entsprechen. Es wird deshalb zu Recht als eine wichtige öffentliche Aufgabe angesehen, die Voraussetzungen für finanzielle Allgemeinbildung zu schaffen. Das Ziel des Beitrags ist es, knapp zu zeigen, wie die moderne Finanzwissenschaft, sowohl in ihrer angewandten als auch ihrer verhaltenswissenschaftlichen Ausrichtung, auf nützliche Weise zu der Problemlösung beitragen kann.

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    Article provided by Credit and Capital Markets in its journal Kredit und Kapital.

    Volume (Year): 40 (2007)
    Issue (Month): 2 ()
    Pages: 175-187

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    Handle: RePEc:kuk:journl:v:40:y:2007:i:2:p:175-187
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