An empirical study on how financial literacy contributes to preparation for retirement

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Abstract

This study provides empirical evidence on the mechanisms through which financial literacy may be associated with saving for retirement, in the three phases of the decision-making process - information perception, information search and evaluation, and decision-making and implementation. The results indicate that financial literacy has significantly positive effects on one's awareness of post-retirement financial needs, comparing alternatives when purchasing financial products, displaying fewer present-time bias, and planning for and setting aside funds for retirement. Financial literacy not only directly contributes to planning for the future, but also indirectly via a reduction in behavioral biases.

Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Pension Economics and Finance
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Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2020

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Finance
  • Economics and Econometrics
  • Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management

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