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Flexible benefits plan. (Cordeiro) "Incentive systems in which employees can select the fringe benefits they want from a menu of available alternatives" (p.151 Greenberg, & Baron, 2000)
"Modes of thinking." (Edwards) "Argues that middle-class parents endow their children with a cultural capital of various linguistic and cultural competences. Schools require these competences (...
"Wealth." (Edwards) "…immediately and directly convertible into money and may be institutionalized in the form of property rights." (Bourdieu, 1985)
"…skills and qualifications." (Edwards) "…skill sets needed by different types of employees if they are to be successful in particular types of careers and the attitudes they hold towards their...
"The norms and values people hold that result in, and are the result of, collective and socially negotiated ties and relationships." (Edwards) "…skill sets needed by different types of employees if...
Prestige and personal qualities." (Edwards) "Resources available to a social actor on the basis of prestige or recognition, which function as an authoritative embodiment of cultural value. A war...
“Case managers work with family members and older adults to assess, arrange and evaluate supportive efforts of seniors and their families to remain independent.”
...one spouse’s job or career taking precedence over the other’s...” (Winkler and Rose 2000) “Career hierarchy can arise from neutral causes, as when couples make decisions based on the greatest net...
“Replacement for the traditional “corporate ladder” enables employees to move in several directions rather than just upward. This gives employees a chance to explore new areas of the company and add...
Career prioritizing is the extent to which one or both spouses give greater priority to one spouse’s career outcomes in decision-making.  It should be distinguished from career hierarchy, which...
“A generic term referring to a person, either paid or voluntary, who helps an older person with the activities of daily living, health care, financial matters, guidance, companionship and social...
"Caregiving is the act of providing unpaid assistance and support to family members or acquaintances who have physical, psychological, or developmental needs. Caring for others generally takes on...
"Carework refers, simply, to the work of caring for others, including unpaid care for family members and friends, as well as paid care for others. Caring work includes taking care of children, the...
"Auxiliary medical services for active military/veterans and their dependents."
To qualify for the Dependent Care Tax Credit, the taxpayer must incur child care expenses in order to find or keep a job. Married couples may not claim this credit if a parent is available - i.e., is...
“Organizations that help parents take the guesswork out of choosing care - giving them referrals to local child care providers, information on state licensing requirements, availability of child care...
“Public or private financial assistance intended to lower the cost of care for families.” (Child Care and Early Education Research Connections)
“The care of children, esp. by someone other than a parent, as at a day-care center, etc.” (Child care, 1999). “Nurturance and management of the day-to-day requirements to sustain the successful...
“Child development is a multifaceted, integral, and continual process of change in which children become able to handle ever more complex levels of moving, thinking, feeling, and relating to others."
Leaves from employment which developed in some countries as a supplement to maternity leaves or as a variation on parental leaves. Longer than maternity leaves, sometimes not limited to parents with...
“...those who have or are at increased risk for a chronic physical, developmental, behavioral, or emotional condition and who also require health and related services of a type or amount beyond that...
"Disembedding of individual lives from the structural fabric of social institutions and age-specific norms." (Brannen & Nilsen ;as cited by ;Beck & Beck-Gernsheim)
"Cloudworker is a term coined by blogger Venkatesh Rao. Rao descibes a cloudworker as: Someone who uses on-demand technology and collaboration tools, such as unified communications, to work anywhere...
The opposition, resentment, animosity, or annoyance workers perceive or receive from their co-workers regarding their use of work-family policies or their efforts to balance their work and family...
"A federal law requiring employers to offer time-limited cash-premium health insurance to employees who will lose their insurance due to termination. If you were an active participant in your...
"The past few decades have brought dramatic changes in the residential arrangements of romantically involved unmarried adults. Indeed, as sexual activity has become uncoupled from marriage, growing...
"[A] group of all persons born within a limited span of years...Belonging to a cohort-group... is permanent, involuntary and only applies to a finite number of individuals. All members of the cohort-...
"A mode of action research that aims to uncover gendered organizational assumptions. Its goal is to create sufficient understanding to enable change that will enhance gender equity."
In communal relationships, benefits are given in response to a need and out of concern for the welfare of the other person. In such relationships, receiving benefits does not create a specific...
"Community integration, reflecting the capacity of the family’s social environment to support and sustain them physically, socially, and psychologically (Aubry & Myner, 1996; Jivanjee, Kruzich,...