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.

Nearby words

  1. welfare hotel,
  2. welfare island,
  3. welfare mother,
  4. welfare state,
  5. welfare statism,
  6. welfarism,
  7. welkin,
  8. welkom,
  9. well,
  10. well advised

Origin of welfare work

First recorded in 1905–10

Related formswelfare worker, noun

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