We know that children start to learn vital money skills and habits between the ages of three and seven. Yet there is little understanding on how to measure ‘meaningful financial education’ for this age group. Building on previous MaPS research in this area, a range of experts were brought together to discuss:
- What research questions can and should we be asking children in this age group? (The ‘what’).
- How can and should we be asking our research questions? (The ‘how’).
This report is a summary of this discussion held on 8 March 2021. Several key learning points emerged on both the ‘what’ and the ‘how’ questions. The discussion will inform MaPS’ next steps in the measurement of financial capability for this age group.