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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 first is "Mutual Plunder and Unsustainable Promises," which leads off with an essay by Palmer on the current status of the welfare states in Europe and the U.
The heavy debt burdens of Greece and other European welfare states are the result of profligate entitlement spending and a lack of fiscal discipline.
The fact that some of the academic literature distinguishes between 'Beveridgean' and 'Bismarckian' welfare states tells a lot about his influence.
In the 1970s and 1980s, Marxists, and later feminists, treated welfare states either as implicated in the reproduction of capitalism or patriarchy, or else as expressions of a mass of contradictions.
with the direct transfers or central management preferred by European welfare states.
The Scandinavian welfare states have historically had low rates of unemployment and high rates of economic productivity.
New welfare states in East Asia; global challenges and restructuring.
Following Gosta Esping-Andersen's seminal work, an image of the Nordic welfare states as the most universal social policy regimes, marked by high levels of de-commodification, has emerged (Esping-Andersen, 1990).
He points out that economic growth still has occurred, even with sizable welfare states.
He identifies numerous continuities in the experiences of the poor in America, including: the condescending idea that the well-off know what is best for the poor; the notion that welfare causes poverty; the efforts of the poor to turn welfare to their own benefit as ingeniously as possible; the willingness of poor people to help others; and the roles of welfare states in governing the labor of African Americans and others.
Therefore, it comes as no surprise that policy change within welfare states appears to be rather polymorphic, along with the overall picture of the paths pursued by welfare states in the 21st century.