International Series on Consumer Science

Consumer Knowledge and Financial Decisions

Lifespan Perspectives

Editors: Lamdin, Douglas J. (Ed.)

  • Goes beyond the working age population
  • Integrates multidisciplinary viewpoints for broader understanding
  • Maintains a public policy focus throughout
  • Includes new and existing research
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About this book

There has been an increasing recognition that financial knowledge (i.e., literacy) is lacking across the population. Moreover, there is recognition that this lack of knowledge poses real problems as credit, mortgages, health insurance, retirement benefits, and savings and investment decisions become increasingly complex. Financial Decisions Across the Lifespan brings together the work of scholars from various disciplines (family and consumer sciences, economics, law, finance, sociology, and public policy) to provide a broad range of perspectives on financial knowledge, financial decisions, and policies. For consistency across the volume each chapter follows a similar format: (1) what individuals know or need to know (2) how what they know or need to know affects financial decisions and outcomes (3) ways in which policies or programs or financial innovations can enhance their knowledge, or decisions, or outcomes. Contributors will provide both new and existing research to create a valuable picture of the state of financial literacy and how it can be improved.

About the authors

Douglas Lamdin is a professor of economics at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. He has also been a visiting professor of finance at the R.H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland, College Park. His teaching is primarily the introductory finance course, and the investments course (undergraduate and MBA). He has published more than 20 articles on financial economics and the economics of education in journals such as Journal of Family and Economic Issues, Journal of Regulatory Economics, Review of Economics and Statistics, Education Economics, and Contemporary Economic Policy. He edited The Managerial Economics Reader, Blackwell, 1994. He also serves on the editorial board of Business Economics, the journal of the National Association for Business Economics.

Table of contents (20 chapters)

  • Coming to Terms with Financial Literacy

    Robb, Cliff A.

    Pages 3-13

  • Cultivating Financial Mindfulness: A Dual-Process Theory

    Stone, Dan

    Pages 15-27

  • Cognitive Development and Children’s Understanding of Personal Finance

    Scheinholtz, Laura (et al.)

    Pages 29-47

  • Financial Education for College Students

    Cude, Brenda J. (et al.)

    Pages 49-66

  • The Current State of Financial Education in the US: How is Higher Education Helping?

    Corrigan, Thomas D.

    Pages 67-75

Buy this book

eBook $179.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4614-0475-0
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  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $229.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4614-0474-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $229.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4899-9417-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Consumer Knowledge and Financial Decisions
Book Subtitle
Lifespan Perspectives
Editors
  • Douglas J. Lamdin
Series Title
International Series on Consumer Science
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-0475-0
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-0475-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4614-0474-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4899-9417-2
Series ISSN
2191-5660
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 342
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