welfare state


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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.
References in periodicals archive ?
How new Ideas and Partisan Politics are Transforming the German Welfare State, in: German Policy Studies 4 (2): 1-18.
During the twentieth century, Sweden developed a large and active welfare state with generous social programs.
We not only give safe haven to asylum seekers but seem to allow abuse of our welfare state.
French Welfare State Reform: Idealism versus New Zealand and Dutch Pragmatism
But his ultimate conclusion, that the Right should simply surrender and accept the welfare state in exchange for a vague hope that liberals will be willing to restrain its growth and make it more efficient, is mistaken.
The Origin of the Welfare State in England and Germany, 1850-1914: Social Policies Compared.
If transfers that are used by governments to finance the welfare state could somehow be considered as genuine prices, which are not, there would be no reason to limit them.
The Social Origins of the Welfare State traces the evolution of the first universal laws for Quebec families, passed during World War II.
Globalization and the Future of the Welfare State edited by Miguel Glatzer and Dietrich Rueschemeyer.
The Resolution Foundation said a serious debate is needed as to how the welfare state should be funded in a sustainable way.
Known as the "silent generation", those born between 1926-45 have become the biggest net contributors to the system, having started paying their taxes around the time the modern welfare state was created, the Resolution Foundation said.
The Foundation said creative thinking about how the welfare state is funded in the future is needed.