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Winter 2-7-2021

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The main goal of this present study was to access the global research trends in financial literacy. The data obtained from the Scopus database, one of Elsevier's largest bibliographic databases. The various scientometric indicators have been applied in this study, such as year-wise growth pattern with Citation, Annual growth rate (AGR), Relative growth rate (RGR), Authorship pattern, degree of collaboration (DC), Correlation coefficient (CC), Most prolific authors, highly cited documents, most collaborative institutes, highly preferred sources, top funding agencies, Subject wise distribution and types of papers, etc. The study comprises a review of 2000 research documents published with 22229 citations from 2001 to 2020. The most productive year during the study was 2019. It is apparent that Lusardi, A. was the most prolific author, with 33 publications. The most highly cited document as financial literacy's Economic importance: Theory and evidence published in 2014. The leading institution in Financial Literacy was the University of Pennsylvania, with 25 publications. The top source was the Journal of consumer affairs from the USA. The most funding agency was the National Institute of Aging funding to 21 publications. The top subjects were economics, Econometrics, and finance. The VOSviewer software version 1.6.16 is used for network visualization. The present study revealed that there a continuous increase in financial literacy research productivity during the study period.