Determinants and Impacts of Financial Literacy in the Lao PD

Published By: Asian Development Bank Institute (ADB) | Published Date: March, 06 , 2019

The paper extends the literature by conducting the survey in a relatively low-income Asian economy— the Lao PDR—and analyzing the determinants of financial literacy and the effects of financial literacy on other behaviors. It also compares these results with those of the earlier study of financial literacy in Cambodia and Viet Nam. This study of the Lao PDR extends our research in the Cambodia-Lao PDR-Myanmar-Viet Nam (CLMV) region, and the survey was broadened to include more variables that could be used as effective instrumental variables for financial literacy to deal with possible endogeneity problems. This increases our confidence in our findings that financial literacy positively affects both savings and financial inclusion.

Author(s): Peter J. Morgan, Long Q. Trinh | Posted on: Mar 12, 2019 | Views() | Download (84)

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