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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

child welfare US English

The welfare of children.

moral welfare US English

The well-being of a person, community, etc., especially with regard to sexual and family matters.

welfare fraud US English

The acquisition of welfare benefits by fraudulent means; an instance of this.

welfare fund US English

A fund from which payments are made to those in need.

welfare hotel US English

A hotel in which people receiving welfare benefits are housed until more permanent accommodation can be found for them.

welfare queen US English

A woman perceived to be living in luxury on benefits obtained by exploiting or defrauding the welfare system.

welfare roll US English

A list of those entitled to or receiving welfare benefits from the state.

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

animal welfare US English

The welfare or proper treatment of animals.

public welfare US English

= public interest.

social welfare US English

The well-being of a community or society, especially with regard to health and economic matters.

welfare benefit US English

A payment made by the state to someone entitled to receive it, especially to alleviate financial hardship (usually in plural).

welfare manager US English

A person employed in a factory, etc., to oversee the welfare of workers.

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

welfare statism US English

The social conditions or organization associated with a welfare state.

welfare statist US English

An advocate of the principles or policies associated with a welfare state; compare welfarist.

corporate welfare US English

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

welfare capitalism US English

(Especially in the United States) the provision of various welfare initiatives by large, non-unionized companies for their employees.

welfare dependency US English

(Usually with negative connotations) dependency on welfare benefits provided by the state, as forming part or all of a person's means of financial support.

welfare economics US English

(The branch of) economics concerned with the effects of economic activity on the welfare of the individuals that compose society; specifically economic theory or practice aimed at improving the welfare of the individual.

welfare-to-work US English

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

corporate welfare bum US English

A business or business executive perceived to be exploiting tax loopholes or benefiting unduly from government subsidies or tax breaks

on welfare in welfare US English

Receiving government financial assistance for basic material needs