Definitions for social welfare

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word social welfare

Princeton's WordNet

  1. social welfare, welfare, public assistance(noun)

    governmental provision of economic assistance to persons in need

    "she lives on welfare"

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Social Welfare

    Organized institutions which provide services to ameliorate conditions of need or social pathology in the community.

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Aly Verbaan:

    They're really living way below the breadline and I don't have the confidence that social welfare or anybody is going to come and save them.

  2. Patricia Ho:

    It wasn't an application by the Social Welfare Department as it usually would be, police threw in a bunch of facts they obtained about the family in a very superficial manner.

  3. Juergen Gansel:

    Germans have earned this money by the sweat of their brow, be it at a desk or at the steelworks here in Riesa ... so that a distant and anti-grassroots government can hand out horns of plenty as if it's the world's social welfare office.

  4. Jose Manuel Barroso:

    We didn't want people in Portugal, in Greece to suffer. But we were close to the abyss, if we, in Europe, want to keep our social welfare model then we must stick with budget consolidation. We don't want Europe to turn into just a museum for tourists to visit.

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