social welfare


Definition of social welfare

: organized public or private social services for the assistance of disadvantaged groups specifically : social work

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Recent Examples on the Web There is social welfare that really does support women. Kira Bindrim, Quartz, 10 May 2022 Face coverings are only required in health care and social welfare institutions. Alison Fox, Travel + Leisure, 6 May 2022 The book, in part, attributed the shift in Appalachia and Rust Belt areas to the belief among poorer white voters that social welfare programs eroded personal responsibility. Nicholas Reimann, Forbes, 4 May 2022 His actions were consistently conservative: opposing Mr. Carter’s social welfare programs, favoring Reagan and Bush tax and spending cuts and fighting Clinton health care ideas. New York Times, 23 Apr. 2022 Their voters are historically more preoccupied with social welfare protection, identity issues, and immigration than with international affairs. Colette Davidson, The Christian Science Monitor, 24 Mar. 2022 Following one especially flush month, Mrugalski donated $6,500 to The Epicenter, a community social welfare organization serving Harford County residents and based in Edgewood and Aberdeen. Mary Carole Mccauley,, 22 Feb. 2022 Part of the problem is that more social welfare is available for Ukrainians who aren’t IDPs. Kenneth R. Rosen, The New Republic, 15 Feb. 2022 The current proposal offers temporary residence rights to refugees from Ukraine for up to three years, which would include the right to work and social welfare. NBC News, 3 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of social welfare

1912, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of social welfare was in 1912

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13 May 2022

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“Social welfare.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 May. 2022.

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: organized public or private social services for the assistance of disadvantaged groups specifically : social work

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