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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. 2017.
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  • In the course of my welfare work I have met many of our brave men.

    More Tish Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • Of the welfare work proper a whole article could be written.

  • As defined by this organization, welfare work is something given to the employee by the employer for the welfare of both.

    Civics and Health William H. Allen
  • welfare work in Le Creusot is in a high state of efficiency.

    A Journey Through France in War Time Joseph G. Butler, Jr.
  • In many cases, however, "welfare work" has miseducated both employer and employee.

    Civics and Health William H. Allen
  • In other words, suppose we let welfare work and social legislation wait on organization.

    Working With the Working Woman Cornelia Stratton Parker
  • I suppose you know what an interest I am taking in welfare work of this description.

    The Competitive Nephew Montague Glass
  • All these measures as a class are sometimes grouped under the name of "welfare work."

  • welfare work is not uncommon in the large establishments, and a minimum wage is being adopted here and there.

    Society Henry Kalloch Rowe
  • 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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