social welfare

social welfare
social welfare
1. the welfare of society, esp. of those segments of society that are underprivileged or disadvantaged because of poverty, poor education, unemployment, etc.

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  • social welfare — noun Date: 1917 organized public or private social services for the assistance of disadvantaged groups; specifically social work …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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