Date of Award
Honors College Thesis
Kimberly Goodwin, Ph.D.
Finance, Real Estate, and Business Law
Personal finance has become increasingly complicated in the past thirty years due to globalization and financial engineering. Americans are faced with new financial products and decisions, and many do not have the knowledge or expertise to successfully manage their finances. Financial literacy is especially low among young adults. Individual states have responded by introducing a personal finance course into the high school curriculum. This course may be an elective or a requirement for graduation. This study begins to examine personal finance curriculum in high schools and the effect such coursework has on overall financial literacy when students reach college.
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Simmons, Chelsea N., "Financial Literacy in High School Education" (2016). Honors Theses. 369.