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welfare US English

The health, happiness, and fortunes of a person or group

welfare US Thesaurus

the welfare of children

on welfare US English

Receiving government financial assistance for basic material needs

welfare state US English

A system whereby the government undertakes to protect the health and well-being of its citizens, especially those in financial or social need, by means of grants, pensions, and other benefits. The foundations for the modern welfare state in the US were laid by the New Deal programs of President Franklin D. Roosevelt

welfare work US English

Organized effort to promote the basic physical and material well-being of people in need

welfare reform US English

A movement to change the federal government’s social welfare policy by shifting some of the responsibility to the states and cutting benefits

corporate welfare US English

Government support or subsidy of private business, such as by tax incentives

welfare-to-work US English

Denoting government policies that encourage those receiving welfare benefits to find a job, for example by providing job training

on welfare in welfare US English

Receiving government financial assistance for basic material needs


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