- a system whereby the state undertakes to protect the health and well-being of its citizens, especially those in financial or social need, by means of grants, pensions, and other benefits. The foundations for the modern welfare state in the UK were laid by the Beveridge Report of 1942; proposals such as the establishment of a National Health Service and the National Insurance Scheme were implemented by the Labour administration in 1948.；a country that has a welfare state system.
noun: welfare state, plural noun: welfare states
1. welfare state:社會福利提供者主要是來自國家,政府,政府...福利補助,如失業津貼等等 3. universal social welfare: 普及式社會福利, 人人不因種族年紀教育程度...補救者. 2008-04-18 23:22:12 補充： 英國social welfare =美國social security
...非但沒有求助於華盛頓來解決問題, 美國人反倒轉而互相幫助。 the explosion of the welfare state 接受福利計劃州 (國家) 的劇增
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