- 1The health, happiness, and fortunes of a person or group: they don’t give a damn about the welfare of their familiesMore example sentences
- He said that the health, safety and welfare of officers was always of concern.
- Provision for the pupils' care, health, safety and welfare is very good.
- After a month or so a programme of home visits begins, and enquiries are made about the health and general welfare of each family.
- 1.1Statutory procedure or social effort designed to promote the basic physical and material well-being of people in need: the protection of rights to education, housing, and welfareMore example sentences
- Social welfare service employees and municipal inspectors are also on strike.
- To be sure, every increase in wages and social welfare measures boosts demand.
- Mr. Rector has advocated devoting much more federal welfare money for promoting marriage.
- 1.2chiefly North American Financial support given to people in need.More example sentences
- We know that real jobs are a better guarantee of prosperity for the unemployed than welfare.
- The workers are demanding an expansion and prompt payment of welfare benefits to the unemployed.
- The Government wants to keep putting up taxes in order to support its welfare expenditure.
- Receiving government financial assistance for basic material needs.More example sentences
- Relatively low levels of the community are therefore on welfare and public assistance.
- Elisa cut off financial support, prompting Emily and her children to go on welfare.
- One was on welfare living off the dole, but I think that two of them had jobs, wives, and small children.