Conversational in style and rich in application and discussion, Family Resource Management shows students how to apply knowledge and theory to the study of how families manage their resources for both survival and fulfillment. Multiple perspectives are used to broaden the base of understanding in a contemporary environment. The book unlocks the complexity of family decision making, enabling students to grasp both the concepts and the underlying explanations of family behavior. A strong theory base and the organization of material within the decision-making process framework facilitate understanding and retention. The Third Edition has been enhanced through surveys of educational professionals and extensive research of contemporary challenges emerging post 2008 recession and the 2016 election.
|Edition description:||Third Edition|
|Product dimensions:||6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.70(d)|
About the Author
Tami James Moore, Ph.D., CFLE, is an Professor of Family Studies at the University of Nebraska at Kearney. She received her Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, in 1995. She is a Certified Family Life Educator through the National Council on Family Relations. She has more than 20 years of post-secondary teaching experience and has taught the Family Resource Management course for the past 10 years.
Sylvia M. Asay, Ph.D., CFLE, is a Professor of Family Studies and Chair of the Family Studies and Interior Design Department at the University of Nebraska, Kearney. She received her Ph.D. in Community and Human Resources at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, in 1998 and received her Certified Family Life Educator credentials through the National Council on Family Relations. As a post-secondary educator, she has taught a wide range of courses including Marriage and Family Relationships, Cross-Cultural Family Patterns, Families in Crisis, and Family Resource Management. Her authored books include Strong Families Around the World: Strengths-Based Research and Practice (Haworth) and Family Resource Management (SAGE).
Table of Contents
Preface: Structure, Understanding, and Application Family Resource Management Is Flexible and User-Friendly Understanding Family Diversity Real-World Examples Case Application OpportunityAcknowledgmentsUNIT I. THE STUDY OF FAMILY RESOURCE MANAGEMENTCHAPTER 1. The Complexity of Managing Family Resources Objectives What Is a Family? How Do Families Use Resources? Managing Families The Decision-Making Process Contextual Influences in Family Resource Management Multidisciplinary Perspectives Summary Questions for Review and DiscussionCHAPTER 2. Understanding Families Objectives History of the Family The Family Today Defining the Family Changes in the Family Family Functions Families Within Cultural Contexts Researching the Family Family Research Design Summary Questions for Review and DiscussionCHAPTER 3. The Management Process Objectives Management as a Field of Study The Evolution of Home and Business Management: The 20th Century The Interface of Business Management and Family Resource Management in the Context of the Family The Foundation of Family Resource Management Specific Applications of Management to the Family Unit Summary Questions for Review and DiscussionUNIT II. DISCOVERING FAMILY NEEDSCHAPTER 4. Categorization of Needs Objectives Needs and Wants Changing Perceptions of Needs Needs Assessment Individual Needs Versus Societal Needs Summary Questions for Review and DiscussionCHAPTER 5. Values, Attitudes, and Behaviors: Understanding Family Choices Objectives Values Attitudes Behaviors Values, Attitudes, and Behaviors in the Decision-Making Framework Values and Behaviors in Family Purchasing Decisions Impact of Culture on Values, Attitudes, and Behaviors Impact of Socioeconomic Factors on Values, Attitudes, and Behaviors Consistency Over Time and Situation Summary Questions for Review and DiscussionUNIT III. UNDERSTANDING RESOURCESCHAPTER 6. Identification of Family Resources Objectives Resource Availability Resource Theory Human Resources Economic Resources Environmental Resources Social Resources Measurement of Resources Resource Allocation and Use Summary Questions for Review and DiscussionCHAPTER 7. Families Within the Economic Environment Objectives Beginnings of Consumerism Economic Principles Families in the Economy Summary Questions for Review and DiscussionCHAPTER 8. The Impact of Society on Family Decisions Objectives Individuals and the Tax System Government-Supported Assistance Programs Privately Funded Programs Compulsory Education Supply and Demand: An Application in Education Summary Questions for Review and DiscussionUNIT IV. MAKING CHOICESCHAPTER 9. Managing the Future Objectives Goals, Objectives, and Standards The Planning Process Family Financial Planning Creating the Financial Plan Emergency Action Plans How Plans Emerge Summary Questions for Review and DiscussionCHAPTER 10. Communication Within the Decision-Making Process Objectives Communication Theory Communication and Information Technology Application to Family Decision Making Summary Questions for Review and DiscussionCHAPTER 11. The Individual Within Family Decision Making Objectives Group Dynamics Groupthink Leadership Summary Questions for Review and DiscussionUNIT V. IMPLEMENTING AND EVALUATING DECISIONSCHAPTER 12. Making It Happen Objectives Implementation Estate Planning Family Business Succession Risk Management Completion and Reflection Summary Questions for Review and DiscussionCHAPTER 13. Defining Success Objectives Societal Responsibility Family Responsibility Individual Responsibility Summary Questions for Review and DiscussionCHAPTER 14. Current and Future Challenges Objectives Technology Family Structure Natural Resources Changing Demographics Summary Questions for Review and DiscussionCase Family InformationGlossaryWeb ResourcesReferencesIndexAbout the Authors