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 ?
(2002) 'Sweden and the EU: welfare state nationalism and the spectre of "Europe"', in Hansen, L.
Never Enough: America's Limitless Welfare State, by William Voegeli, hardcover, 327 pp, $23.95, ISBN 978-159403-376-6, New York, N.Y, Encounter Books, 2010.
When I said in a column that America was rapidly becoming a welfare state, I was reminded that the United States has been a welfare state all along.
LAST week I wrote a letter that defended the welfare state. It appears to have stoked up a hornets' nest of self righteous indignation, particularly from Bill Armer and R J Bray, a pair of modern-day Mr Gradgrinds if ever there were.
Born in 1945 in post-war Britain, the welfare state met its end in Britain this week, when British Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne repudiated the concept of the "universal benefit," the idea that everyone, not just the poor, should benefit from social protection.
The North East Film Archive has joined forces with Dr Ben Lamb, a university research academic, who has curated a series of films which show the impact of the welfare state on the region's social development over the past 100 years.
Their most striking proposals would create elements of a modern American welfare state in areas such as health care, childcare, and education.
Pir Noor-ul-Haq Qadri has said that government was making headway to develop the country on the pattern of 'Madina' welfare state, that was established on the principles and norms of religion Islam.
The sociologist T H Marshall described the modern welfare state as a distinctive combination of democracy, welfare and capitalism.
KARACHI -- Chairman PPP Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has said PPP is struggling to turn Pakistan into a welfare state and it will endure all sufferings but will continue its struggle for the protection of rights of people.
Founder of Pakistan wanted to make the country a welfare state. Our struggle to make Pakistan a welfare state will continue.
The nature, extent and specific features of the welfare state, ie target population for the universal features like education, and health services can be figured out quickly.