The Provider Myth, Definition(s) of

  • A (36)
  • B (19)
  • C (58)
  • D (26)
  • E (34)
  • F (43)
  • G (20)
  • H (19)
  • I (27)
  • J (11)
  • K (1)
  • L (16)
  • M (27)
  • N (18)
  • O (18)
  • P (33)
  • Q (5)
  • R (30)
  • S (59)
  • T (16)
  • U (4)
  • V (7)
  • W (39)

“The provider myth assumes the woman should stay home to care for the family, yet the job with its responsibilities is created for an employee who will not take an extended leave for any reason” (Swanberg, 2004, p. 14).

Glossary Source: 

Swanberg, J.E. (2004). Illuminating gendered organization assumptions. An important step in creating a family-friendly organization: a case study.  Community, Work & Family, 7(1), 3-28.