benefits, welfare

Dictionary of sociology. 2013.

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  • welfare — I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from the phrase wel faren to fare well Date: 14th century 1. the state of doing well especially in respect to good fortune, happiness, well being, or prosperity < must look out for your own welfare > 2. a. aid… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Welfare Rights — is a discipline aimed at ensuring that United Kingdom citizens are aware of and receiving their maximum entitlement to state welfare benefits. Most local authorities in the UK employ welfare right staff, however, this role is increasingly carried …   Wikipedia

  • Welfare fraud — refers to various intentional misuses of state welfare systems by withholding information or giving false or inaccurate information. This may be done in small, uncoordinated efforts, or in larger, organized criminal rings. Some common types of… …   Wikipedia

  • welfare — I noun advantage, affluence, benefit, commodis consulere, fortune, good, haleness, happiness, health, hominis, interest, luck, prosperity, prosperousness, soundness, success, weal, well being associated concepts: public welfare II index …   Law dictionary

  • Welfare (financial aid) — Welfare is financial assistance paid to people by governments. Some welfare is general, while specific and can only be invoked under certain circumstances, such as a scholarship. Welfare payments can be made to individuals or to companies or… …   Wikipedia

  • welfare — welfare, sociology of welfare Welfare is the state or condition of doing or being well. The term is primarily invoked when some action is considered necessary in order to enhance individual or group welfare that is when welfare is in some way in… …   Dictionary of sociology

  • Welfare capitalism — Welfare capitalism, started in the 19th century, refers either to the combination of a capitalist economic system with a welfare state or in a strictly American context to the practice of businesses providing welfare like services to employees.… …   Wikipedia

  • Welfare-to-work — was a social program of the United States government that ended on September 30, 2004. The concept was to wean sole parents off their reliance on income support and encourage them back into the work force. To encourage the various states to… …   Wikipedia

  • welfare benefit — ➔ benefit1 * * * welfare benefit UK US noun [C, usually plural] UK ECONOMICS, GOVERNMENT ► money paid by the government to people who are ill, poor, or have no job: »If a parent works, the family is not eligible for welfare benefits …   Financial and business terms

  • welfare state — ► NOUN ▪ a system whereby the state undertakes to protect the health and well being of its citizens by means of grants, pensions, and other benefits …   English terms dictionary

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