Status and Challenges
The authors take an intense look at the economic competence of young adults in European countries, especially of those who start an apprenticeship or who take up their studies at a university. The economic competence of this groupis of special interest because these young people are - mostly for the first time in their lives - responsible for managing their financial affairs on their own.
The authors take a detailed look at the economic competence and financial literacy of young adults, especially of those who start an apprenticeship or who take up their studies at a university. Economic competence and financial literacy are of special interest within this group, because these young people are - mostly for the fi rst time in their lives - responsible for autonomously managing their own fi nancial affairs and deal with economic challenges.
Prof. Dr. Eveline Wuttke is a Professor of economic and business education at Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany. Prof. Dr. Jürgen Seifried is Chair of economic and business education at the University of Mannheim, Germany. Prof. Dr. Stephan Schumann is a Professor in the department of economics at the University of Konstanz, Germany.