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welfare work

the efforts or programs of an agency, community, business organization, etc., to improve living conditions, increase job opportunities, secure hospitalization, and the like, for needy persons within its jurisdiction.
Origin of welfare work
First recorded in 1905-10
Related forms
welfare worker, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Of the welfare work proper a whole article could be written.

  • welfare work in Le Creusot is in a high state of efficiency.

    A Journey Through France in War Time Joseph G. Butler, Jr.
  • We are told that employees should assume the management of welfare work.

    Civics and Health William H. Allen
  • As employer he is quick to respond to the idea of "welfare work."

    The Old World in the New Edward Alsworth Ross
  • I suppose you know what an interest I am taking in welfare work of this description.

    The Competitive Nephew Montague Glass
  • In the course of my welfare work I have met many of our brave men.

    More Tish

    Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • In other words, suppose we let welfare work and social legislation wait on organization.

    Working With the Working Woman Cornelia Stratton Parker
  • welfare work among equals is sometimes imperative, but seldom popular.

    Life's Minor Collisions Frances Warner
  • All these measures as a class are sometimes grouped under the name of "welfare work."

  • New ideas will be developed in welfare work as the result of scientific methods of employment.

    Analyzing Character

    Katherine M. H. Blackford and Arthur Newcomb

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