Financial education and insurance advice seeking

  • Jing Jian XiaoEmail author
  • Nilton Porto


The purpose of this study is to examine the potential effects of consumer financial education on insurance advice seeking with a large and representative national data set in the U.S. Previous research has examined factors associated with insurance advice seeking. After controlling for these factors, financial education, which has not been examined in previous research, is positively associated with this behaviour. Specifically, high school and workplace financial education show positive associations with insurance advice seeking. Further analyses show that there are differences in insurance advice seeking between consumers with and without life insurance.


Advice Consumer behaviour Consumer education Financial capability Financial literacy Insurance 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Human Development and Family StudiesUniversity of Rhode IslandKingstonUSA

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