Glossary of "M"

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“accommodation of husband and wife to each other at a given time” (p. 251).
“the subjective evaluation of a married couple’s relationship on a number of dimensions and evaluations” (p. 826).
“ . . . a global evaluation of the state of one’s marriage.”
"In dealing with work-family issues and E.U. members subscribe to one of four models. The third model is the market-oriented care model and the countries that adhere to it are Ireland, The...
"Refers to the labor force affiliation of mothers with children 0-18 years. Includes full, part-time work, contracting, and working out of the home."
“Employment discrimination against a woman who has, or will have, children. The term has been popularized by members of MomsRising, an advocacy group promoting the rights of mothers in the workplace.”
"In the 1990s, the term “maternal wall” emerged from academe (Swiss & Walker, 1993) and quickly gained traction in the popular press, in part because it helped explain the somewhat unexpected and...
Job-protected leaves from employment for employed women at the time they are due to give birth and following childbirth (or adoption in some countries). In some countries the pre-birth leave is...
“…the matrifocal family, a common phenomenon in some parts of the world where adult males regularly leave home for long periods to work or for some other purposes” (Parkin, 1997, p. 29).
Over age 58 (Families & Work Institute, 2004) “Born before 1945…The group, known as ‘Veterans’ are used to the top-down style of management that disseminates information on a ‘need-to-know’ basis...
"A service that provides home-delivered meals to elderly and disabled citizens without regard to income. It is funded through a combination of federal funds through Title IIIC of the Older Americans...
"Median income is the amount which divides the income distribution into two equal groups, half having incomes above the median, half having incomes below the median. The medians for households,...
"The health insurance program for low income and elderly Americans. It is financed by the federal and state governments and is the primary means of payment for nursing home services in the United...
"Title XVIII of the Social Security Act is a two-part (A and B) federal health insurance program for Americans aged 65 and older and certain disabled people who have benefits under the Social...
"A type of health insurance elders can  purchase to supplement their health benefits under Medicare and bridge the gap between what Medicare pays and what clinical care and prescription drugs...
A person with a physical, mental, or emotional condition lasting six months or more, who has difficulty in doing any of the activities that involve learning, remembering, or concentrating (Erickson...
“An experienced and trusted advisor. An experienced person in an organization or institution who trains and counsels new employees or students” (Mentor, 2004). “A career development method whereby...
“A metric is a system of measurement that includes the item being measured, the unit of measurement, and the value of the unit.” “Metrics deals with measurements that are used to determine the...
“A small business with fewer than 5 employees and less than $250,000 in revenue” (CFED).
Also called “lunch hour flex.” “A form of flextime in which employees start their day earlier or end it later in order to take a longer-than-usual break in the middle of the day. This is a great...
"Foreign migrant workers are foreigners admitted by the receiving State for the specific purpose of exercising an economic activity remunerated from within the receiving country. Their length of stay...
“Child care services provided to a child who has a mild illness. Similar terms include ‘ill child care’ and ‘sick child care.’"
"A minimum rate of pay that firms are legally obliged to pay their workers. Most industrial countries have a minimum wage, although certain sorts of workers are often exempted, such as young people...
A minority working family is a “Working family with at least one parent not identified as white and non-Hispanic.” (p.12).
Workers who, “perform their work in multiple locations such as customer sites, company offices, their homes, vendor offices, planes, and hotels” (Richman, Noble, & Johnson, 2002, p. 9).
“If this is full-time, most commonly 0600 - 1400. This category is used if the morning shift is the only shift worked or worked part time during the morning” (Hurrell, 2003, no page).
Fraction of gender wage gap attributable to being a mother, rather than merely a woman. (Schor)