Handbook of Consumer Finance Research

  • Jing Jian Xiao

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XX
  2. Concepts and Theories of Consumer Finance

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. John E. Grable
      Pages 3-19
    3. Sohyun Joo
      Pages 21-33
    4. Sherman D. Hanna, Samuel Cheng-Chung Chen
      Pages 35-46
    5. Jonathan J. Fox, Suzanne Bartholomae
      Pages 47-68
    6. Beutler Ivan, Lori Dickson
      Pages 83-102
  3. Internet and Consumer Finance

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 103-103
    2. Jinkook Lee, Jinsook Erin Cho, Fahzy Abdul-Rahman
      Pages 105-123
    3. Robert N. Mayer
      Pages 125-135
    4. Yi Cai, Brenda J. Cude
      Pages 137-159
  4. Consumer Finances of Special Populations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 161-161
    2. Lewis Mandell
      Pages 163-183
    3. Angela C. Lyons
      Pages 185-207
    4. Sharon A. DeVaney
      Pages 209-221
    5. Steven Garasky, Robert B. Nielsen, Cynthia Needles Fletcher
      Pages 223-237
    6. George W. Haynes, Sharon M. Danes, Deborah C. Haynes
      Pages 239-251
    7. Tahira K. Hira, Cäzilia Loibl
      Pages 253-270
    8. Kittichai Watchravesringkan
      Pages 271-285
    9. Cathy Faulcon Bowen
      Pages 287-302
  5. Consumer Finance in Various Settings

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 317-317
    2. Deanna L. Sharpe
      Pages 319-335
    3. Jeffrey Dew
      Pages 337-350
    4. Myria Watkins Allen
      Pages 351-361
    5. Jean M. Lown
      Pages 363-374
    6. Jinhee Kim
      Pages 375-386
    7. David A. Lander
      Pages 387-410
    8. Sharon A. Burns
      Pages 411-418
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 419-424

About this book


Debt consolidation…pension givebacks…Social Security under siege…bankruptcies and foreclosures…Americans’ financial lives are fraught with issues, challenges, and potential threats, in record numbers. The Handbook of Consumer Finance Research surveys the social aspects of consumer behavior, offering latest data and original research on current consumer needs as well as identifying emerging areas of research. This accessible volume (which can be read without advanced training in the field) starts with current concepts of risk tolerance, consumer socialization, and financial well-being, and moves on to salient data on specific settings and populations, including:

  • Healthcare spending and retirement savings.
  • Online shopping and e-banking.
  • Family finances: marriage, parent/child communications, student spending.
  • Financial concerns of special groups: minorities, seniors, the poor.
  • Management issues of business-owning families.
  • Consumer protection in fair lending.

Given the current climate of rising debt and negative savings, the Handbook is timely and instructive reading for educators, researchers, and policymakers who wish to develop or evaluate financial education programs, design research initiatives, and understand better how to help families with the economic problems of our times. It can also serve as a graduate text in economics, finance, consumer science, business, and family studies.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Jing Jian Xiao
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Rhode Island Transition CenterKingstonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2008
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Behavioral Science
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-75733-9
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-75734-6
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