Handbook of Consumer Finance Research
Xiao, J. J. (EDT)
New and revised chapters offer current research insights into familiar concepts (retirement saving, bankruptcy, marriage and finance) as well as the latest findings in emerging areas, including healthcare costs, online shopping, financial therapy, and the neuroscience behind buyer behavior.
This second edition of the authoritative resource summarizes the state of consumer finance research across disciplines for expert findings on-and strategies for enhancing-consumers' economic health. New and revised chapters offer current research insights into familiar concepts (retirement saving, bankruptcy, marriage and finance) as well as the latest findings in emerging areas, including healthcare costs, online shopping, financial therapy, and the neuroscience behind buyer behavior. The expanded coverage also reviews economic challenges of diverse populations such as ethnic groups, youth, older adults, and entrepreneurs, reflecting the ubiquity of monetary issues and concerns. Underlying all chapters is the increasing importance of financial literacy training and other large-scale interventions in an era of economic transition. Among the topics covered: Consumer financial capability and well-being. Advancing financial literacy education using a framework for evaluation. Financial coaching: defining an emerging field. Consumer finance of low-income families. Financial parenting: promoting financial self-reliance of young consumers. Financial sustainability and personal finance education. Accessibly written for researchers and practitioners, this Second Edition of the Handbook of Consumer Finance Research will interest professionals involved in improving consumers' fiscal competence. It also makes a worthwhile text for graduate and advanced undergraduate courses in economics, family and consumer studies, and related fields.
Table of Contents
I. Concept and Theories of Consumer Finance.- Consumer Financial Capability and Well-Being.- Risk Tolerance.- Retirement Savings.- Advancing Financial Literacy Education Using a Framework for Evaluation.- Financial Socialization.- Financial Therapy.- Financial Counseling and Financial Health.- Financial Coaching: Defining an Emerging Field.- Conducting Research in Financial Planning.- Financial Social Work.- II. Consumer Finances of Special Populations.- Financial Literacy and Financial Education in High School.- Financial Knowledge and Financial Education of College Students.- Financial Issues of Older Adults.- Consumer Finance of Low Income Families.- Business-owning Families: Challenges at the Intersection of Business and Family.- Financial Issues of Women.- Financial Issues of Hispanic Americans.- Financial Issues of African Americans.- Financial issues of Asian Americans.- Financial Issues of Workers.- Military Personal Finance Research.- III. Consumer Finance in Various Settings.- Consumer Financial Issues in Healthcare.- Revisiting Financial Issues and Marriage.- Financial Parenting: Promoting Financial Self-Reliance of Young Consumers.- Consumer Credit Regulation.- Consumer Bankruptcy.- Online Shopping.- Financial Sustainability and Personal Finance Education.