A Randomized Controlled Trial of a Financial Literacy Curriculum for Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence
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Financial literacy programs are quickly gaining in popularity around the globe. A relatively new target group is survivors of intimate partner violence (IPV), an economically vulnerable group for whom resource acquisition is related to personal safety and well-being. This study is a randomized controlled trial of a financial literacy curriculum designed for and delivered to a sample of 300 IPV survivors from 14 agencies in seven US states and Puerto Rico. Findings, based on difference-in-difference analyses and OLS regression models, indicate a strong effect of the curriculum on self-reported financial knowledge and behaviors and support the expansion of similar programs for survivors.
KeywordsFinancial literacy Financial education Intimate partner violence Low-income families Program evaluation Randomized controlled trial (RCT)
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