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Opening the black box: A mixed-methods investigation of social and psychological mechanisms underlying changes in financial behaviour

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We use a mixed-methods approach to open the ‘black box’ of a combined financial literacy and parenting intervention (‘Parenting for Lifelong Health’) to elucidate the key mechanisms through which changes in financial behaviour are realised. Drawing on qualitative data from 16 focus groups and 42 in-depth interviews, we find evidence for three pathways of change. Higher financial skills and, linked to this, higher financial confidence, a more optimistic future outlook and emotional support pro...

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Peer reviewed

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Division:
SSD
Department:
Social Policy & Intervention
Role:
Author
ORCID:
0000-0002-0418-835X
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Name:
Economic and Social Research Council
Grant:
ES/N017447/1
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
Journal:
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Volume:
56
Issue:
12
Pages:
2327-2348
Publication date:
2020-02-11
Acceptance date:
2020-01-09
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EISSN:
1743-9140
ISSN:
0022-0388
Language:
English
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1087537
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pubs:1087537
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2020-05-01

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