Welfare State

Definition: A welfare state is a social system in which the government assumes responsibility for the well-being of citizens by making sure that people have access to basic resources such as housing, health care, education, and employment.

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Crossman, Ashley. "Welfare State." ThoughtCo, Mar. 3, 2016, thoughtco.com/welfare-state-definition-3026745. Crossman, Ashley. (2016, March 3). Welfare State. Retrieved from https://www.thoughtco.com/welfare-state-definition-3026745 Crossman, Ashley. "Welfare State." ThoughtCo. https://www.thoughtco.com/welfare-state-definition-3026745 (accessed March 18, 2018).