Students fall behind in financial literacy

Young Australians have been identified as having low financial literacy. This has led to increased efforts to improve these levels, in particular, the inclusion of financial literacy in the Australian Curriculum. This research was commissioned to investigate why young women, compared to young men, have poorer levels of financial literacy.

To investigate this issue, interviews and focus groups were conducted at four Queensland schools; two in a regional area, and two in an urban area. In total, 16 focus groups and 32 interviews were conducted. These were analysed using thematic analysis.

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