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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.
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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
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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]
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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.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
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"
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Translations
دَوْلَة رَفاه إجْتِماعي
velfærdsstat
jóléti állam
velferîarríki
sociálny štát
refah toplumu

welfare state

n the welfare statelo stato sociale
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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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This is unlike welfare states in the developed world which are highly formalized with a strong paper trail and where tax evasion is costly and considered a crime.
As a consequence, Korea has become an increasingly interesting subject of study for social scientists, especially for scholars of social policy and welfare states.
Perhaps, I can because Marxism is very much alive and kicking in welfare states!
Welfare states differ not only in their size but also in their design or structure.
Indeed, Scandinavians enjoy very high living standards despite having very large, progressive welfare states for which they pay the world's highest taxes.
Post-Communist Welfare States in European Context: Patterns of Welfare Policies in Central and Eastern Europe
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.S., and follows up with a pair of essays discussing the development of the welfare state in Italy and Greece.
Welfare state "resilience," however, was not always viewed as benign since stasis also meant that welfare states were failing to adapt to changing social risks.
Social Democratic welfare states embody a distinctive infrastructure of local government that is among the most decentralized in the advanced industrial world.