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welfare
American English: /ˈwɛlˌfɛr/
British English: /ˈwɛlfɛː/

Translation of welfare in Spanish:

noun

uncountable
  • 1 (well-being)
    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.
  • 2 (social aid) 2.1 (assistance)
    (before noun) (program)
    de asistencia social
    welfare organization
    organización (feminine) de asistencia social
    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.
    2.2 (payment)
    (American English)
    prestaciones (feminine plural) sociales
    to be on welfare
    recibir prestaciones de la seguridad social

Cultural Note: Welfare

En EEUU el término "welfare" y "welfare programs" se usa para referirse a las distintas formas de ayuda gubernamental a disposición de los pobres, los enfermos, los desempleados y otras personas desfavorecidas. Los programas incluyen Medicare y Medicaid y Food Stamps.

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