Quotation Pilz, Matthias, Chen, Pujun, Mies, Rebecca, Rumpold, Herwig, Fuhrmann, Bettina. 2022. Economic knowledge among pupils in Austria, India and China: Empirical evidence and cross-country comparison. Research in Comparative and International Education. 1-23.




Knowledge of economics is becoming essential for citizens to adapt to economic life. Against this backdrop, the economic education of young people in the general education system has, in recent years, assumed greater importance at the level of education policy in many countries. For this reason, an empirical study was conducted in Austria, India and China. The survey tool examines the economic knowledge, self-assessment, personal interest, and attitude towards economic topics among pupils who are about to finish lower secondary school. The findings are presented and compared based on the respective education system and cultural background. The results demonstrate the feasibility of measuring economic knowledge in a standardised way across three different countries. From a comparative perspective, the results indicate the differences in implementing economic education in compulsory education in these countries and that it is critical to exchange good practices and cooperate for innovation to improve the economic education.


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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Journal article
Journal Research in Comparative and International Education
Language English
Title Economic knowledge among pupils in Austria, India and China: Empirical evidence and cross-country comparison
Year 2022
Page from 1
Page to 23
Reviewed? Y
URL https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/17454999221074452
DOI https://doi.org/10.1177/17454999221074452
Open Access N


Rumpold, Herwig (Former researcher)
Fuhrmann, Bettina (Details)
Chen, Pujun (Universität zu Köln, Germany)
Mies, Rebecca (Universität zu Köln, Germany)
Pilz, Matthias (Universität zu Köln, Germany)
Institute for Business Education IN (Details)
Competence Center for Empirical Research Methods WE (Details)
Research areas (ÖSTAT Classification 'Statistik Austria')
5348 Business education (Details)
5405 Empirical social research (Details)
5807 Didactics (Details)
5816 Education science (Details)
5963 Evaluation research (Details)
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