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CARE

(Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere), nonprofit, nonsectarian federation of agencies devoted to channeling relief and self-help materials to needy people in foreign countries. Organized in the United States (1945) to help war-ravaged Europe, CARE soon expanded its program to include developing nations in Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Famous for its "CARE packages" of food and other necessities, CARE in now also involved in population, health care, land management, and small economic activity. It is now an international organization with 10 member countries and headquarters in Brussels.

care

  1. the work involved in supporting people who, because of physical frailty chronic illness or other forms of incapacity and disability, are incapable of leading an autonomous existence.
  2. other kinds of carework, e.g. in child-rearing (see CHILD CARE) and DOMESTIC LABOUR. This should be distinguished from care in sense 1.
Care in sense 1 operates over a wide range of social relations. A clear dividing line can be drawn between formal and informal care (see Abrams, 1978) as it exists in contemporary industrial societies. Formal care refers to services provided by agents of organization (statutory, voluntary and/or private) to people within clearly defined categories of need. Informal care is personally directed towards certain people who have a social relationship with their carer - usually a family member, and most often a spouse (Parker, 1993), or female relative.

Feminist sociologists (see also FEMINISM) have had a major impact on the understanding of care and caring relationships. They have argued that caring is ‘a gendered concept’ and that women constitute the majority of carers both informally, in the private sphere, and as low-paid care workers (‘care assistants’) in the formal sector (Finch and Groves, 1982; Ungerson, 1987; Lewis and Meredith, 1988). Studies of caring have examined the complex reasons why women care and the particular problems and difficulties they face. Social policies involving decarceration and COMMUNITY CARE, the decline of neighbour-hood and COMMUNITY associated with increasing SOCIAL (and geographical) MOBILITY, have placed an increasing burden on individual women carers. There is some evidence that women are reluctant to enter caring relationships with female relatives but lack viable alternatives (Cotterill, 1994). Recent research using data from the 1980 British General Household Survey has also pointed to the significant contribution made by male carers, particularly men who care for their wives (Arber and Gilbert, 1989).

care, custody, and control

Describes a standard exclusion in liability insurance policies. Under this exclusion, the liability insurance does not apply to damage to property in the care or custody of the insured, or to damage to property over which the insured is for any purpose exercising physical control.

CARE

agency devoted to channeling relief to needy people abroad. [Am. Hist.: NCE, 456]

care

in (or into) care Social welfare made the legal responsibility of a local authority by order of a court
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Yes, and I said it like the accustomed drinker, carelessly, casually, as a sort of spontaneous thought that had just occurred to me.
He politely declined, and pushing his chair a little away from the table, leant back towards me - I was seated a trifle behind, on the sofa beside Eliza Millward - and carelessly asked me if I knew Mrs.
All this happened, not because anyone felt ill-will to Levin or his farm; on the contrary, he knew that they liked him, thought him a simple gentleman (their highest praise); but it happened simply because all they wanted was to work merrily and carelessly, and his interests were not only remote and incomprehensible to them, but fatally opposed to their most just claims.
Still, not quite so frankly or so freely; or, be it said once again, not quite so carelessly perhaps.
THE Dalai Lama admits he loses his Buddhist cool and gets angry when his staff do something carelessly.
B'Tselem, the Israeli human rights information center, stated that [Israeli] soldiers and Border Police often fire tear-gas grenades directly at demonstrators with the aim of hitting them, or fire carelessly, without ensuring that demonstrators are not in the direct line of fire, in direct contravention of regulations.
In line with its efforts to promote safety on the roads, Oman Road Safety Association (ORSA), is drawing attention to the fact that unaccompanied children and pedestrians, who cross the roads carelessly or at places where it is not allowed, put themselves and others at great risk.
And the cover shows the star still with that favourite colour lingerie, only this time covered (slightly) in a green jacket, buttoned up very carelessly to expose as much as possible.
According to Rescue sources, Sher Alam (85) along with his daughter Shahnaz Bibi (35), son Naveed Alam (30) and son-in-law Abdul Hameed (30) of Kotli (Azad Kashmir) was on way to Gujranwala to attend a marriage party when a carelessly driven truck rammed with his car.
The fire, which destroyed the lounge is believed to have started when a carelessly discarded cigarette set fire to a settee.
He said that during the campaign 3360 motorcyclists were challaned including 1990 for riding without helmet, 121 under-age riders, 262 for reckless driving, 240 for riding without back view mirrors, 185 for taking U-turn carelessly, 177 for carelessly joining highway from link road, 194 for triple riding, 92 for riding without headlights and 99 for using wrong way.
According to the Commission, UK authorities carelessly levied the lower rate on imports of the fresh product from China.