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welfare state

n.
1. A social system whereby the state assumes primary responsibility for the welfare of its citizens, as in matters of health care, education, employment, and social security.
2. A nation in which such a system operates.

welfare state

n
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a system in which the government undertakes the chief responsibility for providing for the social and economic security of its population, usually through unemployment insurance, old-age pensions, and other social-security measures
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a social system characterized by such policies

wel′fare state`


n.
a state in which the welfare of the people in such matters as social security, health and education, housing, and working conditions is the responsibility of the government.
[1940–45]

welfare state

A social system in which the state takes responsibility for the social and economic wellbeing of its citizens, especially in matters of health and social security.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.welfare state - a government that undertakes responsibility for the welfare of its citizens through programs in public health and public housing and pensions and unemployment compensation etc.
state - the group of people comprising the government of a sovereign state; "the state has lowered its income tax"
Translations
دَوْلَة رَفاه إجْتِماعي
velfærdsstat
jóléti állam
velferîarríki
sociálny štát
refah toplumu

welfare state

n the welfare statelo stato sociale

welfare

(ˈwelfeə) noun
1. mental and physical health; living conditions. Who is looking after the child's welfare?
2. money or aid given by government to people in need. He is on welfare; She lives on welfare; to get welfare.
ˈchild welfare noun
1. aid provided to dependent children.
2. concern for the living conditions etc of children. She has a job as a child welfare officer.
welfare state
a country which runs insurance schemes for its inhabitants, supplying them with free medical care, pensions etc.
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The CM thanked party workers and leaders for reposing confidence in him and he pledged that they would continue to work hard to transform Pakistan into a truly social welfare state as envisaged by party Quaid Nawaz Sharif.
The former premier said he had launched a movement to regain due respect for the mandate of 220 million people of Pakistan, and called upon the masses to support him in his 'cause', which according to him was imperative to make Pakistan a social welfare state.
In order to make Pakistan progressive and social welfare state, and to translate the Quaid's dreams in to reality, we need to follow his exemplary footsteps and lessons which he gave to us.
The new generation is now dreaming of Pakistan as a social welfare state with full implementation of rule of law and justice, exactly what Imran's political model promises.
Pakistan actually needs more Edhis in social sector, particularly in public welfare sector, to become a social welfare state.
the social welfare state in those and the vast majority of other
It too criticised the government for not delivering what it promised, and said that the social welfare state was replaced by food banks and "the peanuts that constituted the guaranteed minimum income".
I just don't think, ultimately, you can ever deal with the social welfare state unless you first deal with the corporate welfare state," he said.
Not only did Eisenhower and Nixon prevent Robert Taft and the Old Guard from dismantling the social welfare state and abandoning America's international commitments, but through their continued partnership, they kept the party from falling permanently into the hands of Barry Goldwater on the right or Nelson Rockefeller on the left.
It is the founding principle of any social welfare state that we look after the most vulnerable people in our society.
Keeping up its past traditions PharmEvo has used the medium of its Thematic Calendar 2015 to remind the Nation of Quaid-e-Azam's message and vision of making Pakistan an Islamic Social Welfare State.
The Minister asserted that the NDA government, under the leadership of Premier Modi, is committed to making India a social welfare state striking a perfect balance between progress and development.

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