6th Edition

Foundations of Family Resource Management

By Elizabeth B. Goldsmith Copyright 2023
    532 Pages 122 Color Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Foundations of Family Resource Management uses the lenses of consumer science, management, and economics, and beyond to help students make intelligent decisions about resources, time, and energies at the individual and family level. It has a strong interdisciplinary, global, and multicultural focus.

    This sixth edition brings in new material on millennials, delayed marriage, household composition, neuroscience, behavioral economics, sustainable consumption, technology, and handling crises. It has been updated in line with the latest census data and academic literature.

    The text contains lots of features to support student learning, including chapter summaries, "Did You Know?" questions, glossary of key terms, examples and cases, critical thinking activities, and review questions for discussion and reflection. Lecture slides and an instructor manual are available as digital supplements.

    This textbook meets the standards and criteria for the Certified Family Life Educator (CFLE) designation of the National Council on Family Relations (NCFR) and will be suitable for resource management courses in family and consumer science, human ecology, and human environmental science programs.

    Preface Acknowledgments

    1. Management Today
    2. Management History and Theories
    3. Values, Attitudes, Goals, and Motivation
    4. Resources
    5. Decision-Making and Problem Solving
    6. Planning, Implementing, and Evaluating
    7. Communication
    8. Managing Human Needs
    9. Managing Time
    10. Managing Work and Family
    11. Managing Stress and Fatigue
    12. Managing Environmental Resources
    13. Managing Finances
    14. Managing Tomorrow




    Elizabeth B. Goldsmith is a Professor Emerita in the College of Health and Human Sciences at Florida State University and Research Affliated Faculty in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences at Virginia Tech University, USA. She is a Fulbright Scholar, has been awarded grants from Stanford University, the Smithsonian, and Duke University, and has served as Domestic Policy Advisor for the White House and as an advisor on bankruptcy education for the U.S. Dept. of Justice.

    "In this newest edition of her book, Prof Goldsmith presents us with updated insights and tools crucial to the understanding and implementation of efficient and sustainable resource management within different types of contemporary households and families. The chapters are rich in data, theories, examples, case studies and critical thinking tasks, yet also refer to popular personalities and stories making this a student-friendly textbook which merits having a central place in tertiary level Family Resource Management classes."

    Suzanne Piscopo, Associate Professor of Home Economics, University of Malta, Malta.