Keywords: Financial Literacy, Bibliometric Analysis, Descriptive Analysis, Network Analysis


This study identifies the potential sub-topics and trend-topics in the financial literacy field through bibliometric analysis using a web-based application, Biblioshiny, on a sample of 787 documents retrieved from Web of Science database by Clarivate Analytics for the timespan 2001–2021 with the keyword “financial literacy”. The study reveals that the numbers of publications are increasing substantially with time. The results show that the term financial literacy is crucially associated with many keywords that have emerged as important subtopics in this field in the last decade. Studies related to gender differences in financial literacy and the impacts of financial literacy recognized as trend topics in 2020-2021. The study identifies the most active journals, authors, popular documents, and contributing countries and institutions in this field and also recognizes the strong intellectual and social structure of research in this field. Further the findings suggest that India has very few publications in this field, and there is ample scope for financial literacy research. Researchers in India must focus on financial literacy in the context of gender and impact. Different from the past studies this study explores those crucial keywords that have emerged as potential subtopics and are gaining importance in financial literacy field.

JEL Classification Codes: G0, G4, M0, M2, O1.

Author Biographies

Savita Rani, J. C. Bose University of Science and Technology, India

Research Scholar, Department of Management Studies, J. C. Bose University of Science and Technology, Faridabad, India

Neha Goyal, J. C. Bose University of Science and Technology, India

Assistant Professor, Department of Management Studies, J. C. Bose University of Science and Technology, Faridabad, India


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How to Cite
Rani, S., & Goyal, N. (2022). POTENTIAL SUB-TOPICS AND TREND TOPICS IN FINANCIAL LITERACY: A BIBLIOMETRIC ANALYSIS. International Journal of Accounting & Finance Review, 10(1), 35-52. https://doi.org/10.46281/ijafr.v10i1.1649
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