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Newly released guides explain the financial crisis

Published May 1, 2009  | May 2009 issue

Junior Achievement Worldwide, a nonprofit organization dedicated to teaching the concepts of work readiness, entrepreneurship, and financial literacy to young people, has released a pair of guides that explain the causes and effects of the current financial crisis. The guides, both titled Understanding the Financial Crisis: Origins and Impact, are designed to inform students, parents, and educators about how the crisis evolved and what lessons may be drawn from it. The two guides offer similar content, but one version is intended for high school students and the other is intended for use in adult education programs. To download the guides, visit