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BALANCE, com. law. The amount which remains due by one of two persons, who have been dealing together, to the other, after the settlement of their accounts.
     2. In the case of mutual debts, the balance only can be recovered by the assignee of an insolvent, or the executor of a deceased person. But this mutuality must have existed at the time of the assignment by the insolvent, or at the death of the testator.
     3. The term general balance is sometimes used to signify the difference which is due to a party claiming a lien on goods in his hands, for work or labor done, or money expended in relation to those and other goods of the debtor. 3 B. & P. 485; 3 Esp. R. 268.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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In addition, gender and age differences in regard to mentioned variables should be explored in order to give more extensive base for organizational practices planning in the field of work-family balance and employees' psychological health.
In the process of defining and finding challenges and strategies of work-family balance, many work-life balance theories have developed, some of which are discussed below.
Davis and Pearce (2007) found that those who have more egalitarian attitudes for work-family balance have higher educational expectations; this relationship was stronger for girls than for boys.
Although there have been differences by sex, and women reveal lower satisfaction levels with work-family balance, reconciliation problems are not exclusive to them, also affecting men, although there is a tendency to naturalize the women overload through gender roles.
In developing a measure of balance appropriate to emerging adulthood, the construct of role balance as defined in the adult literature on work-family balance provides a conceptual underpinning.
Research exploring the work-family balance (WFB) ability of secondary school agriculture teachers is an emerging theme in agricultural education literature (Crutchfield, Ritz, & Burris, 2013; Lawver, 2007; Murray, Flowers, Croom, & Wilson, 2011; Sorensen & McKim, 2014).
The day marks the importance of families as the essential unit of society, renewing the pledge to promote work-family balance for the benefit of families and society at large.
The study shows that around twothirds of employees want their employers to offer flexible working hours to help them achieve a better work-family balance, with nearly half wanting the flexibility to work from home.
By assessing evidence for this claim, I uncover the importance of organizational practices as a mechanism that, in combination with family context and personal desires for greater work-family balance, motivates certain groups of women toward entrepreneurship.
Work-family balance is defined as "satisfaction and good functioning at work and at home, with a minimum of role conflict" [8].
Research indicates that flexible work arrangements may reduce stress because employees working on flexi-time and shifts are generally more satisfied with their jobs, more satisfied with their lives, and experience better work-family balance.