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human services

plural noun
1.
programs or facilities for meeting basic health, welfare, and other needs of a society or group, as of the poor, sick, or elderly.
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  • But the results of most human services may be seen to rest, at least temporarily, in some material form.

    The Principles of Economics Frank A. Fetter
  • The scarcity of human services, relative to wants, is the fundamental fact in the problem of wages.

    The Principles of Economics Frank A. Fetter
  • The agents of production compose two great species, material goods and human services.

    The Principles of Economics Frank A. Fetter
  • A law of wages is a statement of the relation of the general causes of value to the value of human services.

    The Principles of Economics Frank A. Fetter
  • human services, being one of the conditions of psychic income, bear the same relation to wants that material goods bear.

    The Principles of Economics Frank A. Fetter

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