Special Collections Department
403 Parks Library
Iowa State University
Ames, IA 50011-2140

RS 29/7/51
Tahira K. Hira
Papers, 1966-2012, undated


Descriptive summary

creator: Hira, Tahira K.
title: Papers
dates: 1966-2012, undated
extent: 1.68 linear feet (4 document boxes)
collection number: RS 29/7/51
repository: University Archives, Special Collections Department, Iowa State University.

 

Administrative information

access: Open for research
publication rights: Consult Head, Special Collections Department
preferred citation: Tahira K. Hira Papers, RS 29/7/51, Special Collections Department, Iowa State University Library.

 

Abstract

Tahira K. Hira, professor of personal finance and consumer economics in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies at Iowa State University, was born in Pakistan. She was educated at Punjab University in Pakistan and at the University of Missouri-Columbia. She joined the faculty at Iowa State University in 1980. Hira currently serves as Assistant to the President at Iowa State and is recognized nationally and internationally as an expert in the field of consumer economics and financial literacy. This collection contains biographical information, published articles and proceedings, reports, and correspondence relating to Hira's work in the areas of consumer credit, financial literacy, bankruptcy, gambling, and family financial planning.

 

Biographical note

Tahira Khanam Hira was born in Pakistan. She received her B.A. (1963) and M.A. (1966) in economics at Punjab University in Lahore, Pakistan. Hira continued her education in the United States where she received her M.S. (1973) in agricultural economics and Ph.D. (1976) in family economics and financial management at the University of Missouri-Columbia.

After Hira completed her studies she became an Assistant Professor (1976-1980) of Family Studies at the University of Manitoba, Canada. She joined the Iowa State University faculty as an Assistant Professor (1980-1984) of Family Environment (now part of the Department of Human Development and Family Studies). She was promoted to Associate Professor (1984-1988) and Professor (1988-present). Hira also served as Associate Vice Provost (1998-2002) for ISU Extension and currently (2012) serves as Senior Policy Advisor to the President (2002-present) at Iowa State University.

Along with her work as a professor, Hira has published around 140 professional papers and book chapters and has presented at over 240 national and international meetings. Her research interests include consumer bankruptcy and consumer credit; financial beliefs and behaviors; gambling and bankruptcy; the impact of employer-provided financial education on employee financial well-being and loyalty; gender, age, and ethnic difference in investment behavior; and financial literacy in youth, college students, and the workplace.

During her tenure at Iowa State, Hira has been recognized nationally and internationally for her expertise in consumer economics and financial literacy. She was the Founding President (1984-1986) of the Association for Financial Counseling and Planning Education and served as President (2001-2002) of the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences. Hira has received numerous honors and awards for her work including the Research Excellence Award (1990) from the Japan Society of Household Economics, the Award for Faculty Excellence (1996) from the Iowa Board of Regents, the Faculty Citation Award (1996) from the ISU Alumni Association, and the Wilton Park International Achievement Award (1998). In 2008, President George W. Bush named her to the President's Advisory Council on Financial Literacy.

Tahira Hira met her husband, Labh Hira, while both were studying at the University of Missouri-Columbia. They married in 1975. Labh Hira, a professor of accounting, also served as Dean (2002-2012) of the Iowa State University College of Business.

 

Collection description

This collection (1966-2012, undated) contains biographical information, published articles and presentations, reports, theses, student work, meeting proceedings, and correspondence. Topics covered in the published materials include consumer credit, financial literacy, bankruptcy, gambling, and family financial planning.

 

Organization

This collection is organized chronologically with biographical information in front.

 

Container list

Box

Folder

Title

Dates

1

1

Biographical Information

1982-2012

1

2

Thesis: "An Inquiry Into the Conditions of Demand for a Supply of Rural Credit in Lahore"

1966

1

3

Thesis: "An Evaluation of Farm Credit Systems in the U.S.A. and Pakistan"

1973

1

4

Thesis: "A Study of Health Care Delivery System in the Meramec Region of Missouri" and Rough Draft

1976

1

5

Report: "A Study of the Small Debtor Program In Manitoba"

1979

1

6

Article: "An Evaluation of the Small Debtors Program in Manitoba"

1980

1

7

Various Meetings: Proceedings, Participation and Outlines

1980-2006

1

8

Article: "Importance of Financial Counseling for Families in Debt: An Undergraduate Work-Study Project"

1982

4

9

Report: Update of Standard of Need for Iowa Aid to Dependent Children Recipients

1982

1

9

Articles in Iowa Home Economics Association Newsletters

1982-1989

1

10

Student Theses Hira Served as Major Professor For

1982-2002, undated

1

11

Article: "Is Canadian Bankruptcy Law in Accord with Present Economic Reality?"

1983

1

12

Article: "Keeping Credit Under Control"

1984

1

13

Article: "The Evaluation of the Bankruptcy Process in Iowa"

1984

2

1

Article: "Certified Financial Planners: Their Products, Services and Strategies"

1985

2

2

Article: "Determinants of Household Asset Ownership"

1985

2

3

Article: "The Impact of Financial Problems on Family Relationships"

1985

4

10

Paper: "Family Financial Counseling Curriculum," Third Annual Conference of the Association of Financial Counseling and Planning Educators

1985

2

4

Article: "A Look Behind the Scenes: A Survey of How CFP's Work"

1986

2

5

Article: "Certified Financial Planners: A Practice Profile"

1986

2

6

Article: "Financial Planning Consumers: Who Are They, Why Do They Buy?"

1986

4

12

Paper: "Financial Management Practices of Two Income Households," Annual Conference for the Southeastern Regional Association Family Economics-Home Management

1986

4

11

Paper: "Levels and Methods of Setting Financial Planning Fees," International Association for Financial Planning Academic Symposium

1986

2

7

Article: "An Analysis of the Business Structure of Financial Planning Practices"

1987

2

8

Article: "Families' Perception of the Bankruptcy Process"

1987

2

9

Article: "Households' Financial Management Factors Influencing Solvency and Satisfaction"

1987

2

10

Article: "Money Management Knowledge of College Students"

1987

2

12

Article: "Satisfaction with Money Management: Practices Among Dual Earner Households"

1987

4

13

Paper: "Female Certified Financial Planners: How They Differ from Male Planners," International Association for Financial Planning Academic Symposium

1987

4

14

Course: Family Economics 493

1987

2

11

Report: "Consumer Debt Problems of Scottish Families"

1987

4

15

Abstract: "Determing Factors of Household Assets in Japan," International Federation for Home Economics XVI World Congress

1988

4

17

Paper: "Money Management Practices and Satisfaction with Various Aspects of Household Finances among Japanese," Annual Meeting of the Association for Financial Counseling and Planning Education

1988

4

16

Paper: "Personal Financial Planning as a Potential Extension Education Program," Conference on the New Agriculture - Enhancing Profitability and Competitiveness in a Changing Structure: An Evolving Role for Extension Farm Management

1988

4

18

Report: Model Curriculum Guidelines for Certified Financial Planners

1988, undated

2

13

International Articles, Notes and Correspondence

1988-1999, undated

2

14

Article: "Changes in Financial Status Influencing Level of Satisfaction in Households"

1989

2

15

Article: "Net Worth and Financial Satisfaction as a Function of Household Money Managers' Competencies"

1989

2

17

Article: "Satisfaction with Selected Aspects of Households' Finances Among Japanese"

1989

2

18

Article: "Study Examines Factors Influencing Success in Financial Planning"

1989

4

19

Abstract: "Use of Consumer Debt and Satisfaction with Level of Living among Rural Older Adults," Families in Transition: Structural Changes and Effects on Family Life Pre-Conference Workshop

1989

2

16

Report: "Causes and Effects of Consumer Bankruptcies"

1989

2

19

Article: "Assessing the Casual Relationship Among Communication, Money Management Practices, Satisfaction with Financial Status, and Satisfaction with Quality of Life"

1990

2

20

Article: "Causes and Effects of Consumer Bankruptcies: An International Comparison"

1990

2

21

Article: "Knowledge, Beliefs, and Practices in the Use of Credit Cards"

1990

2

25

Article: "Thesis and Dissertations Completed in Home Economics"

1990

2

22

Editorial Board, Financial Counseling and Planning: Reviewers and Announcements

1990-1997

2

23

Article: "Influence of Net Worth, Financial Planning, and Satisfaction with Future Plans on Households Satisfaction with Quality of Life"

1991

2

24

Article: "The Impact of Chronic Health Conditions and Financial Strain on the Subjective Economic Well-Being Among Rural Elderly"

1991

2

26

Article: "Credit, Saving and Insurance Practices Influencing, Satisfaction with Preparations for Financial Emergencies Among Rural Households"

1992

2

27

Article: "Determinants of Satisfaction with Preparation for Financial Emergencies"

1992

2

28

Article: "Factors Influencing the Size of Student Debt"

1992

2

29

Article: "Resource Management of Rural Households"

1992

2

30

Article: "The Effect of Daily Hassles, Reported Managerial Behavior, Family Adaptability, and Family Cohesion on Family Health"

1992

2

31

Abstracts

1992-2004, undated

2

32

Article: "Bankrupts' Decision-Making and Copying Process: A Relationship Among Past Bankruptcy Factors"

1993

2

33

Article: "Factors Associated with Expectations of Households' Future Financial Condition"

1993

2

34

Article: "Predictors of Financial Strain and Satisfaction with Financial Status of Rural Elderly"

1993

2

35

Article: "The Determinants of Worry Over Chronic Health and Condition for Rural Couples"

1993

2

36

Article: "Development of a Diagnostic Instrument to Identify Family Problems Among Financial Counseling Clients"

1994

2

37

Article: "Financial Planners Perspectives on Disclosure and Regulation"

1994

2

38

Article: "Methods of Data Collection From Debtors in Bankruptcy After Discharge: A Pilot Study"

1995

2

39

Article: "Pilot Study of Consumer Debtors Provides New Insights"

1995

4

20

Paper: "Relationship between Borrowing Practices and Financial Difficulties among Rural Households," Association for Financial Counseling and Planning Education National Conference

1995

2

41

Article: "Ethics Personal and Professional Implications"

1996

2

42

Article: "Gambling and the Family Conference"

1996

2

43

Article: "Life for Children and Families in the 90's: Role of Family Economics"

1996

2

40

Conference: International Federation for Home Economics

1996

2

44

Report: "Formative Evaluation of the Progress of Review and Adjustment Unit (REVAD) Participants in Gaining Job Skills: Final Report"

1996

3

1

Article: "Work Training Skills of Iowa's Family Investment Program Participants"

1997

3

2

Report: "Evaluation of Training Programs That Assist Family Investment Program Participants Move Toward Self-Sufficiency"

1997-1998

4

21

Consultant to Japan Consumer Finance Association (7 color photographs)

1997-2001

3

3

Article: "Predictors of Financial Satisfaction: Differences Between Retirees and Non Retirees"

1998

3

4

Article: "Financial Planning Software"

1999

4

22

Article: “Personal Bankruptcy a Risk Management Technique: Policy Implications”

1999

4

23

Article: “The Relationships Between Self-Worth and Financial Beliefs, Behavior, and Satisfaction”

1999

4

24

Paper: "Do Men and Women Differ In Their Financial Beliefs and Behaviors?" Eastern Family Economics Resource Management Association Proceedings

1999

3

7

ISU Retirees Study: Correspondence and Tables

1999-2000

3

8

ISU Retirees Study: Data and Tables

1999-2000

3

6

ISU Retirees Study: Overhead Presentation

1999-2000

3

5

ISU Retirees Study: Phone Survey and Coding Book

1999-2000

3

9

Article: "Gender Differences in Financial Perceptions, Behaviors and Satisfaction"

2000

3

12

Article: "Students Perceptions of Their Education Debt and Its Impact on Life After Graduation"

2000

4

25

Abstract: "Predictors of Spending Behavior," American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Annual Meeting and Exposition

2000

4

26

Abstract: "Cultural Differences in Financial Beliefs and Behaviors among College Students," International Federation for Home Economics XIX World Congress

2000

3

10

Report: "Assessment of Employer Provided Retirement Planning Support and Employee Satisfaction During Retirement"

2000

3

11

Report: "Employee Financial Well-Being and Company Loyalty"

2000

3

13

Family, Youth and Community Sciences: Review Syllabus - Review Team

2001

3

15

Article: "Understanding the Impact of Employer-Provided Financial Education on Workplace Satisfaction"

2005

3

14

Final Draft and Sample Plan: "Understanding Significant Factors That Explain Gender Differences in Investment Behavior"

2005

3

16

Article: "A Workplace and Gender-Related Perspective on Financial Planning Information Sources and Knowledge Outcomes"

2006

3

17

Student Projects

2006-2008

3

19

Article: "New Insights into Advising Female Clients on Investment Decisions"

2007

3

18

Journal of Consumer Affairs: Reviewers

2007

3

20

Report: "Understanding Significant Factors that Explain Gender Differences in Investments - FINRA Milestone Five and Final Report" (1 of 3)

2007

4

1

Report: "Understanding Significant Factors that Explain Gender Differences in Investments - FINRA Milestone Five and Final Report" (2 of 3)

2007

4

2

Report: "Understanding Significant Factors that Explain Gender Differences in Investments - FINRA Milestone Five and Final Report" (3 of 3)

2007

4

3

Financial Literacy Advisory Council: Annual Report to the President

2008

4

4

Correspondence

2008, undated

4

5

Conference: Improving Financial Literacy and Reshaping Financial Behavior: Research Papers and Perspectives

2009

4

6

Article: "Childhood Consumer Experience and the Financial Literacy of College Students in Malaysia"

2010

4

8

Article: "What We Do? What We Teach? Implications for Professionals"

undated

4

7

Code Book: NC-182 - "Family Economic Well-Being"

undated