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Origin of welfare
Examples from the Web for welfare
It was a Republican Congress working with a Democratic president that succeeded in passing the welfare reform bill the first time.To GOP Congress, as Usual, It’s Welfare on the Chopping Block|Monica Potts|December 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This welfare spending discourages work, increases taxes, and operates as a hidden and inefficient subsidy to low-wage businesses.To Make Their Victory Durable, the GOP Must Fix the Minimum Wage|Dmitri Mehlhorn|November 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But they were not making enough profits, as the rate of growth had slowed as Brazil invested in the welfare of its own people.What Brazil’s Dilma Rousseff Can Teach Hillary Clinton|Heather Arnet|October 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
If government planning and welfare had the answer, shouldn't we expect government to read the score to us once in a while?
Supporting the health and welfare of these remarkable children is our only priority.
Proceed, I beseech you, I am most anxious to know of the welfare of this Arderne.William Shakespeare as he lived.|Henry Curling
The welfare of the whole kingdom depended on the manner in which the king acted towards the god.Myths of Babylonia and Assyria|Donald A. Mackenzie
Only two aims in life—the glory of the Church and the welfare of the rising generation.The Eternal City|Hall Caine
Does the sun, with all its retinue of stars, pursue its daily course with no aim ulterior to man's welfare?
Too many of our welfare programs have problems from beginning to end.
- financial and other assistance given to people in need
- (as modifier)welfare services
Word Origin for welfare
Old English wel faran "condition of being or doing well," from wel (see well (adv.)) + faran "get along" (see fare (v.)). Cf. Old Norse velferð. Meaning "social concern for the well-being of children, the unemployed, etc." is first attested 1904. Welfare state is recorded from 1941.
Government-provided support for those unable to support themselves. In the United States, it is undertaken by various federal, state, and local agencies under the auspices of different programs, the best known of which are Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) and food stamps.