organized work directed toward the betterment of social conditions in the community, as by seeking to improve the condition of the poor, to promote the welfare of children, etc.
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- social worker,
Origin of social work
First recorded in 1915–20
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any of various social services designed to alleviate the conditions of the poor and aged and to increase the welfare of children
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