According to the latest data from the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA), a gap in financial literacy among groups of students appears as early as age 15.
A review of existing youth financial education research, a set of research priorities, and a call for proposals to fill research gaps.
In 2016, the Bureau released the Building Blocks to Help Youth Achieve
Financial Capability: A new model and recommendations, which describes where
and when children and young adults acquire the foundations of financial
capability. Now, the Bureau has created
the Building Blocks Measurement Guide to provide researchers, program leaders,
teachers, and other financial educators with ways to assess young people’s
progress toward each building block.