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Watchful attention; custody; diligence; concern; caution; as opposed to Negligence or carelessness.

In the law of negligence, the standard of reasonable conduct determines the amount of care to be exercised in a situation. The care taken must be proportional to the apparent risk. As danger increases, commensurate caution must be observed.

Slight care is the care persons of ordinary prudence generally exercise in regard to their personal affairs of minimal importance.

Reasonable care, also known as ordinary care, is the degree of care, diligence, or precaution that may fairly, ordinarily, and properly be expected or required in consideration of the nature of the action, the subject matter, and the surrounding circumstances.

Great care is the degree of care that persons of ordinary prudence usually exercise with respect to their personal affairs of great importance.

Another type of care is that which a fiduciary—a person having a duty, created by his or her undertaking, to act primarily for another's benefit—exercises in regard to valuable possessions entrusted to him or her by another.


n. in law, to be attentive, prudent and vigilant. Essentially, care (and careful) means that a person does everything he/she is supposed to do (to prevent an accident). It is the opposite of negligence (and negligent), which makes the responsible person liable for damages to persons injured. If a person "exercises care," a court cannot find him/her responsible for damages from an accident in which he/she is involved. (See: careless)


(Be cautious), verb be cautious, be concerned, bear in mind, beware, consider, curare, give heed to, guard, have regard, heed, look out for, mind, pay attention to, protect, take precautions, watch out for, watch over
Associated concepts: care and caution, care and skill, careful, careless, degree of care, due care, extraordinary care, great care, lack of care, ordinary care, slight care, want of care


(Regard), verb administer to, attend, attend to, be concerned, be concerned for, become involved, bother, foster, mind, minister to, nurture, pay attention to, serve, supervise, support, sustain, tend, watch over
Associated concepts: care and custody, care and mainteeance, custody or control
See also: administration, agency, aid, alimony, apprehension, assistance, auspices, burden, caution, charge, concern, consideration, constraint, control, custody, direction, discretion, fear, generalship, guidance, heed, help, imprisonment, interest, maintenance, management, notice, particularity, patronage, precaution, preservation, problem, protection, prudence, regard, relief, rigor, safekeeping, shelter, supervision, support, surveillance, trust, upkeep, ward, weight
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It also becomes clear that the gender order is not in question when it comes to men: In no way men are mentioned, and the idea of recruiting men in formal care work--or encouraging them to provide informal care by taking care leave--is beyond the imagination of this report.
Because there are two ways in which the daughter can influence the family's consumption of the public good - either through direct provision of informal care or through supplementary transfers - the combination of time and financial transfers used will depend on their relative productivity and price.
First, many LTC systems depend substantially on informal care.
Besides this informal care is also related to factors such as filial piety, traditional sociocultural norms and wealth transfer.
We propose a reduced form, seemingly unrelated regression (SUR) model of three equations, describing the propensities of the middle generation (parents) to participate in the labor market, to provide informal care to the older generation (grandparents), and provide care for the younger generation ((grand)children):
Because most caregivers are in the under-65 group, this group accounts for the majority of informal care (22.
At current utilization rates, institutional care and informal care would form the bulk of future LTC costs.
Informal and formal care work in this context are often conceptualised as opposites, such that formal care employment is seen as 'modern' and 'woman-friendly', for it relieves women from care work at home, while informal care work by contrast is often associated with the social exclusion of the caregivers (see also Cousins 1998).
Availability of informal care typically reduces the volume of HCBS made available to clients, because HCBS are designed, in part, to help fill in gaps when informal care is insufficient.
Once days off work, early death and informal care costs are factored in, the total cost to the country will rise from pounds 23.
The Impact Diabetes report also considered the indirect costs to individuals living with the condition, including those related to increased illness, the loss of income from stopping work and the need for informal care.

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