For a real economic and financial literacy of future generations
Keywords:financial education; financial literacy; teacher training; primary education; Tobit model.
This paper focuses on the economic and financial literacy of future generations of teachers, that are currently students of the degree course in Primary Education. The unique survey carried out through a questionnaire distributed to the 2321 students of ten Italian universities other than confirming the general lack of knowledge of this sample on both economic and financial issues, also made it possible to identify, by means of a linear regression analysis, the individual characteristics that affect the participants' knowledge. The results confirm the need to set up training courses for teachers, especially since the EduFin Committee has given them the task of teaching this knowledge as a transversal issue included in the curriculum.
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