social welfare



The well-being of the entire society. Social welfare is not the same as standard of living but is more concerned with the quality of life that includes factors such as the quality of the environment (air, soil, water), level of crime, extent of drug abuse, availability of essential social services, as well as religious and spiritual aspects of life.

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  • There are sick and old people that really need social welfare, should these people be left to die in the cold or should we help them?

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  • A good way to gauge how well a society is doing is by asking about the social welfare and seeing if people are happy.

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  • A family or individual in need can apply for assistance from a social welfare program like: food stamps, medicaid, medicare, or SNAP.

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