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dc.contributor.advisorHaider-Markel, Donald P.
dc.contributor.authorBright, Chelsie Lynn Moore
dc.date.accessioned2013-09-29T15:16:46Z
dc.date.available2013-09-29T15:16:46Z
dc.date.issued2013-05-31
dc.date.submitted2013
dc.identifier.otherhttp://dissertations.umi.com/ku:12897
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1808/12219
dc.description.abstractRecently many states have begun to adopt policies that require public schools to provide personal finance education (PFE) in their curriculum. However, it's not clear whether states are responding to perceived problems with young adults or that they are simply following fashionable policy trends. For example, in 1998 only 1 state required high school students to take a personal finance course, by 2009, 13 states had adopted this policy. I utilize a general model of state diffusion of innovative policies to understand state adoption of PFE policies. Analyzing state adoption of PFE polices from 2000-2010, I explore whether states are adopting PFE policies due to an internal problem environment, or as a result of neighboring and regional influences. I utilize cross-sectional time-series methodology to test specific hypothesis. My research builds on three related bodies of scholarship; the literature on policy innovation and diffusion, education policy literature, and the literature analyzing personal finance education policies.
dc.format.extent24 pages
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherUniversity of Kansas
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dc.subjectPolitical science
dc.subjectDiffusion
dc.subjectEducation policy
dc.subjectPersonal finance
dc.titleEducational Solutions for Financial Troubles: Policy Diffusion in Personal Finance Education Policy
dc.typeThesis
dc.contributor.cmtememberSharp, Elaine B.
dc.contributor.cmtememberLynch, Michael S.
dc.thesis.degreeDisciplinePolitical Science
dc.thesis.degreeLevelM.A.
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