The International Series on Consumer Science aims to improve consumer well-being through a multi- and interdisciplinary approach to addressing important consumer issues and behaviors. Here, consumer refers to individual and family. Each title will serve an international audience and address important economic issues faced by individuals and families. Appropriate topics for the series include work and family, families in business, families in poverty, family finance, family resource management, family economic and financial behavior, technology and family economic issues, health and family economic issues, public policy and family economic issues, economic issues of special populations (women, children, elders, minorities, immigrants, etc.), economic issues of special family types (single parent, stepparent, sandwich families, etc) and cultural comparisons of family economic issues.