Replication data for: The Impact of High School Financial Education: Evidence from a Large-Scale Evaluation in Brazil

Luciana De Souza Leão, Bilal Zia, Rogelio Marchetti, Arianna Legovini & Miriam Bruhn
We study the impact of a comprehensive high school financial education program spanning 6 states, 892 schools, and approximately 25,000 students in Brazil through a randomized control trial. The program increased student financial proficiency by a quarter of a standard deviation and raised grade-level passing rates. Short-term financial behaviors, however, show mixed results with significant improvements in students' savings and budgeting as well as positive spillovers to parents, but also an increase in students' use...
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