ERIC Number: ED029950
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-May
Reference Count: 0
Consumer Credit in Family Financial Management. Proceedings of a National Workshop (University of Wisconsin, October 9-12, 1967).
American Home Economics Association, Washington, DC.
The social invention of consumer credit has expanded greatly during the past 20 years with resulting abuses such as personal overextension of credit or lenders taking an unfair advantage of less knowledgeable consumers. With the new types of credit and great amounts of money involved, it is essential for consumers, distributors, and educators to understand the role of consumer credit in our economy. The viewpoints and comments of 35 attorneys, family finance specialists, educators, government officials, business representatives, home economists, and experts in consumer credit were presented at a national workshop attended by 200 home economics leaders. Presentations are classified according to: (1) Consumer Credit in the United States Economy, (2) Problem Users of Credit, (3) Guidelines for Using Credit, (4) Teaching Consumer Credit in Money Management, and (5) Overview. A workbook on consumer credit, a bibliography, charts and tables, a roster of participants and a list of regional and state follow-up meetings are included in the document. (FP)
Descriptors: Conference Reports, Consumer Economics, Consumer Education, Credit (Finance), Financial Problems, Financial Services, Home Economics Education, Money Management, Speeches, Teacher Workshops, Workbooks
American Home Economics Association, 1600 Twentieth Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20009 ($2.00)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Home Economics Association, Washington, DC.