Type
Partie ou chapitre de livre
Titre
Financial literacy education. A Questionable Answer to the Financialization of Everyday Life
Dans
The Routledge International Handbook of Financialization
Éditeur
Routledge
Pages
390 - 399 p.
Mots clés
éducation financière, marchés financiers, économie des ménages, risque
Résumé
EN
Since the end of the 1990s, the idea that all responsible governments must promote financial education policies has been spreading, nationally and internationally. This need is backed up by a repetitive narrative: because of economic instability, the increased role of financial markets in household finances, and the withdrawal of the welfare state, individuals face increasing risks. To address these risks, they must improve their financial literacy, in order to make the most informed choices and transform their behavior. Individuals therefore seem to stand alone against financial risks, with states, backed by financial companies and non-profit organizations, providing them merely with informational tools. In 2015, the OECD counted 59 countries that had implemented national strategies to enhance financial literacy (OECD 2016). The rise of financial literacy is a successful example of the construction of a public problem, carried out by political entrepreneurs using cognitive and semantic strategies.

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