“A generic term for child care, eldercare, and care of the disabled.” (Stebbins, 2001, p. 232).
Related: Dependent Care Assistance Program “An employee benefit that allows employers to offer employees with caregiving expenses the ability to pay for these caregiving services with pretax dollars.” (Stebbins, 2001, p. 232).
Related: Dependent Care Assistance Plan (DCAP) “An employer benefit plan that provides employees with dependent care assistance, such as paying for or providing qualified child and dependent care services necessary for them to seek or obtain gainful employment or remain gainfully employed.” (Society for Human Resource Management)

Stebbins, L.F. (2001). Work and family in America. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, Inc. Society for Human Resource Management. (n.d.). Glossary. Retrieved August 16, 2005, from