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Replication data for: Assessing Financial Education: Evidence from Boot Camp

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1
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • Skimmyhorn, William
Publication Date
2016-05-01
Description
  • Abstract

    This study estimates the effects of Personal Financial Management Course attendance and enrollment assistance using a natural experiment in the US Army. New enlistees' course attendance reduces the probability of having credit account balances, average balances, delinquencies, and adverse legal actions in the first year after the course, but it has no effects on accounts in the second year or credit scores in either year. The course and its enrollment assistance substantially increase retirement savings rates and average monthly contributions, with effects that persist through at least two years. The course has no significant effects on military labor market outcomes. (JEL D14, I21, J45)
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  • Is supplement to
    DOI: 10.1257/pol.20140283 (Text)
Publications
  • Skimmyhorn, William. “Assessing Financial Education: Evidence from Boot Camp.” American Economic Journal: Economic Policy 8, no. 2 (May 2016): 322–43. https://doi.org/10.1257/pol.20140283.
    • ID: 10.1257/pol.20140283 (DOI)

Update Metadata: 2020-05-18 | Issue Number: 2 | Registration Date: 2019-12-07

Skimmyhorn, William (2016): Replication data for: Assessing Financial Education: Evidence from Boot Camp. Version: 1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/E116508V1