welfare work

noun

Definition of welfare work

1 : organized efforts by a community, organization, or individual for the social betterment and general improvement in the welfare of a group in society (as underprivileged or disabled persons)
2 : the provision of fringe benefits (as group insurance and pension plans, medical services, and educational and recreational activities) by a corporation as a labor policy especially during the first quarter of the 20th century

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First Known Use of welfare work

1903, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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“Welfare work.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/welfare%20work. Accessed 19 January 2020.

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