PhD scholarship on personal finance education

Posted on Thursday 8th December 2011

The Centre on Household Assets and Savings Management has been awarded funding for a College of Social Sciences PhD Scholarship.

Applications are welcome on the topic of 'Personal finance education: What is it for? And how best to do it?' The research will ask the following questions:

  • What is personal finance education for?
  • Should it seek to change attitudes towards money or increase knowledge about personal finance?
  • What kinds of attitudes and knowledge do people need?
  • Should it seek to change behaviour around money and, if so, what kinds of behaviour should be promoted?

The PhD will be supervised jointly by Karen Rowlingson and Lindsey Appleyard.

Early application is advised. You are recommended to send a draft research proposal and CV to Karen Rowlingson, k.rowlingson@bham.ac.uk prior to making a formal application.