International Handbook of Financial Literacy

  • Carmela Aprea
  • Eveline Wuttke
  • Klaus Breuer
  • Noi Keng Koh
  • Peter Davies
  • Bettina Greimel-Fuhrmann
  • Jane S. Lopus

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Carmela Aprea, Eveline Wuttke, Klaus Breuer, Noi Keng Koh, Peter Davies, Bettina Greimel-Fuhrmann et al.
    Pages 1-4
  3. Conceptions of Financial Literacy

  4. Policy Contexts of Financial Literacy

  5. National Orientations of Financial Literacy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 249-250
    2. Bettina Greimel-Fuhrmann, Maria Silgoner, Rosa Weber, Martin Taborsky
      Pages 251-262
    3. Felix Frühauf, Thomas Retzmann
      Pages 263-276
    4. Dwi Sulistyorini Amidjono, John Brock, Ebi Junaidi
      Pages 277-290
    5. Clemente Ruiz-Durán
      Pages 291-304
    6. Anna van der Schors, Olaf Simonse
      Pages 305-320
    7. Maria Liana Lacatus
      Pages 321-328
    8. Arnold Wentzel
      Pages 329-339
    9. Nicole Ackermann, Franz Eberle
      Pages 341-355
  6. Assessment of Financial Literacy

  7. Instructional Interventions for Fostering Financial Literacy

  8. Teacher Education and Training for Financial Literacy

About this book


This Handbook presents in-depth research conducted on a myriad of issues within the field of financial literacy. Split into six sections, it starts by presenting prevalent conceptions of financial literacy before covering financial literacy in the policy context, the state and development of financial literacy within different countries, issues of assessment and evaluation of financial literacy, approaches to teaching financial literacy, and teacher training and teacher education in financial literacy. In doing so, it provides precise definitions of the construct of financial literacy and elaborates on the state and recent developments of financial literacy around the world, to show ways of measuring and fostering financial literacy and to give hints towards necessary and successful teacher trainings. The book also embraces the diversity in the field by revealing contrasting and conflicting views that cannot be bridged, while at the same time making a contribution by re-joining existing materials in one volume which can be used in academic discourse, in research-workshops, in university lectures and in the definition of program initiatives within the wider field of financial literacy. It allows for a landscape of financial literacy to be depicted which would foster the implementation of learning opportunities for human beings for sake of well-being within financial living-conditions. The Handbook is useful to academics and students of the topic, professionals in the sector of investment and banking, and for every person responsible for managing his or her financial affairs in everyday life.


Approaches to Interventions and Financial Literacy Approaches to Teaching and Financial Literacy Assessment of financial literacy Basic Financial Skills of Adults Behavioral Finance and Financial Literacy Constructing financial literacy Development of financial literacy Economic Socialization Financial Competences Financial Literacy and Policy Financial Literacy to Financial Capability Financial literacy Financial literacy education Literacy of the Incomprehensible Professional Development and Financial Literacy Sociological Perspective on Financial Literacy Teacher Education and Financial Literacy Teacher Training and Financial Literacy Teacher education in financial literacy metacognitive approach to financial literacy

Editors and affiliations

  • Carmela Aprea
    • 1
  • Eveline Wuttke
    • 2
  • Klaus Breuer
    • 3
  • Noi Keng Koh
    • 4
  • Peter Davies
    • 5
  • Bettina Greimel-Fuhrmann
    • 6
  • Jane S. Lopus
    • 7
  1. 1.Friedrich Schiller University Jena JenaGermany
  2. 2.Goethe Universität FrankfurtFrankfurtGermany
  3. 3.Johannes Gutenberg Unversity MainzMainzGermany
  4. 4.National Institute of Education Nanyang Technological UniversitySingaporeSingapore
  5. 5.University of BirminghamBirminghamUnited Kingdom
  6. 6.Vienna University of Economics and BusinessViennaAustria
  7. 7.California State University, East BayLong BeachUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Singapore 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-981-10-0358-5
  • Online ISBN 978-981-10-0360-8
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