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dc.contributor.authorKasalirwe, Fred
dc.contributor.authorLokina, Razack
dc.date.accessioned2017-12-04T16:37:36Z
dc.date.available2017-12-04T16:37:36Z
dc.date.issued2016-10
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11951/10
dc.description.abstractThis study aims at establishing the levels of financial literacy among households in Uganda and then investigates whether financial literacy is associated with household investment choices. Financial literacy is measured using three questions that capture an understanding of the basic financial concepts of interest rate, discounting and borrowing. Specifically, the study establishes whether households with high financial literacy levels are more likely to choose to invest; through a bank investment account, with an informal group, in a personal business or invest in Agriculture. We use both univariate and multivariate analysis techniques and a Probit model to tease out the levels of financial literacy, its determinants and its impact on household investment choices. The study results reveal low levels of financial literacy in Uganda. Also, the study reveals that financial literacy is significantly associated with household socio-demographic factors. The study finds that, financial literacy is positively and significantly associated with household investment choices. These results contribute to the government’s National Financial Literacy Strategy by establishing the population segments that is most/least financially literate hence such initiatives should be directed towards such population groups with low financial literacy levels. The study also establishes a key investment venture of Agriculture which requires to be revamped since it is neglected yet it is still very essential to the country’s economy.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subjectFinancial literacy and investment - Ugandaen_US
dc.subjectFinancial literacy - Ugandaen_US
dc.subjectFinancial literacy and households - Ugandaen_US
dc.titleFinancial literacy and household investment choices in Uganda.en_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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