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“Work-life is the practice of providing initiatives designed to create a more flexible, supportive work environment, enabling employees to focus on work tasks while at work. It includes making the...
Families or households where the adults are not in, or undertake very little, paid work. (Edwards).
Work-related stress occurs when job demands are “incompatible with mental regulation processes, such as information processing, planning, and movement execution” (p. 132).
“Workaholism involves a personal reluctance to disengage from work and a tendency to work or think about work anytime, anywhere (McMillan et al, 2003).” (p. 509) “Workaholics typically have...
A family is considered a working family when, “All family members age 15 and older either have a combined work effort of 39 weeks or more in the prior 12 months OR all family members age 15 and older...
“Working poor is a term used to describe individuals and families who maintain regular employment but remain in relative poverty due to low levels of pay and dependent expenses. Often, those defined...
“Determining a reasonable workload is the subject of on-going discussions and negotiations between workers, employers, unions, and professional associations. Generally speaking, it means having...
“Refers to a childcare centre at or near the work site that receives support from an employer or a group of employers.” (Spinks, 2000)
Workplace flexibility is “the ability of workers to make choices influencing when, where, and for how long they engage in work-related tasks” (p. 152).