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HOMEMAKER [2 records]

Record 1 2003-09-11

English

Subject field(s)
  • Occupation Names (General)
  • Social Services and Social Work
DEF

A welfare worker placed by a social agency to take care of a family during the absence or illness of the mother.

Key term(s)
  • visiting housekeeper
  • mother's helper
  • home helper
  • home aid

French

Domaine(s)
  • Désignations des emplois (Généralités)
  • Services sociaux et travail social
DEF

Personne chargée d'assurer certains services essentiels aux membres d'une famille (principalement aux enfants) pendant l'absence temporaire de la mère.

OBS

auxiliaire familiale : Équivalent adopté par le Comité de normalisation de la terminologie des services sociaux.

Key term(s)
  • auxiliaire ménagère
  • aide maternelle

Spanish

Campo(s) temático(s)
  • Nombramiento de cargos (Generalidades)
  • Servicios sociales y trabajo social
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Record 2 1990-08-02

English

Subject field(s)
  • Social Security and Employment Insurance
  • Statistical Surveys
  • Labour and Employment
CONT

Homemaker used in connection with pensions means the spouse not attached to the labour force, but whose work is caring for home and children.

OBS

Not to be confused with a "homemaker" who provides a social service through a program, e.g. a home care program.

French

Domaine(s)
  • Sécurité sociale et assurance-emploi
  • Sondages et enquêtes (Statistique)
  • Travail et emploi
CONT

(...) personnes au foyer (...) incluent non seulement celles qui n'ont que peu de liens avec le marché du travail rémunéré, mais aussi celles qui s'y rattachent davantage ou qui y évoluent activement.

Key term(s)
  • homme au foyer
  • femme au foyer

Spanish

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