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Financial education for youth: A randomized evaluation in Uruguay


  • Borraz, Fernando
  • Caro, Ana
  • Caño-Guiral, Maira
  • Roa, María José


Using data from a randomized control trial in Uruguay, we evaluate the impact of an economic and financial education program targeted to senior high-school students. The program is based on an innovative playful approach workshop about monetary policy and financial supervision. We find that the workshop has a positive and significant impact on student knowledge. Our results shed light on the importance of economic and financial education for the youth in developing countries.

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  • Borraz, Fernando & Caro, Ana & Caño-Guiral, Maira & Roa, María José, 2021. "Financial education for youth: A randomized evaluation in Uruguay," GLO Discussion Paper Series 881, Global Labor Organization (GLO).
  • Handle: RePEc:zbw:glodps:881

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    BCUEduca; economic education; youth; treatment effects;
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    JEL classification:

    • A21 - General Economics and Teaching - - Economic Education and Teaching of Economics - - - Pre-college
    • D12 - Microeconomics - - Household Behavior - - - Consumer Economics: Empirical Analysis
    • I22 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Educational Finance; Financial Aid
    • J24 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Human Capital; Skills; Occupational Choice; Labor Productivity

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