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Trial Status on_going completed
Last Published October 24, 2018 04:23 PM May 20, 2022 05:48 AM
Study Withdrawn No
Intervention Completion Date June 30, 2018
Data Collection Complete Yes
Keyword(s) Education Education
Building on Existing Work No
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Paper Abstract This paper provides causal evidence on the effects of parental involvement on stu- dent outcomes in a financial education course based on two randomised controlled trials with a total of 2779 students from grade 8 and 9 in Flanders. Using an exper- imental design with three treatment groups, the impact of parental involvement in homework is distinguished from the standalone impact of the classroom intervention and homework itself. Intention-to-treat analysis reveals that access to the intervention effectively improves students’ financial literacy in the two dimensions of knowledge and behaviour. The classroom intervention combined with a homework assigned to be completed with the parents increases financial literacy by 0.38 standard deviations. On average, the added value of prompting parental involvement in homework is not statistically significant. Yet, stimulating parental involvement has significant positive effects on behaviour for disadvantaged students.
Paper Citation Maldonado, J.E., De Witte, K., and Declercq, K. (2022). The Effects of Parental Involvement in Homework - Two Randomised Controlled Trials in Financial Education. Empirical Economics 62(3), 1439-1464.
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