Translation of welfare in Spanish:

welfare

Pronunciation: /ˈwelfer; ˈwelfeə(r)/

n

uncountable/no numerable
  • 1 (well-being) bienestar (masculine)
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    • 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 Administration/Servicios Sociales] 2.1 (assistance) asistencia (feminine) social child welfare protección (feminine) a la infancia (before noun/delante del nombre) [program] de asistencia social welfare organization organización (feminine) de asistencia social 2.2 (payment) (American English/inglés norteamericano) prestaciones (feminine plural) sociales to be on welfare recibir prestaciones de la seguridad social
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    • 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.

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