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welfare

Pubic funds provided to persons and families whose income falls below certain federal poverty levels. See Aid to Families with Dependent Children, Child welfare Social medicine The constellation of public assistance programs for indigent families.
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In this article, based on empirical research conducted in Sweden, Finland and Norway, I argue that Nordic elites continue to endorse the importance of the values of the Nordic welfare model, but that this discourse is now in direct conflict with the debate about financing the welfare state and concrete policy reforms being pursued.
"The United States, with the greatest ability and the weakest desire to finance a welfare state, winds up in the middle of the pack in terms of the absolute value of the resources devoted to it." He points out that economic growth still has occurred, even with sizable welfare states.
Yet liberals regard steadily growing prosperity as an opportunity to expand the welfare state rather than reduce its growth.
One of Britain's greatest historians, Eric Hobsbawm, has noted that the British welfare state was "a marriage between economic liberalism (Keynes and Beveridge) and social democracy (the Labour movement) with substantial borrowing from the USSR which had pioneered the idea of economic planning.'' DYLAN MURPHY Marsden
European advocates of the free market never proved sufficient to roll back the welfare state. Even Margaret Thatcher failed to touch the National Health Service.
In the existing system's scenario, the principal problems in the establishment of a welfare state is not only rarity of political will but its administration is also dependent on factors like defining the desirable level of provision of services by the state; ensuring that the system meets the needs of target population while guaranteeing adeptness in the operation of state monopolies and bureaucracies; and the equitable provision of resources to finance the services.
Perhaps he does know what becoming a welfare state entails.
In this connection, providing free or subsidized education and healthcare could be a common welfare state goal.
In other words, why, after more than half a century of industrialization and after decades of democratic rule, along with a strong labor movement and a centralized state bureaucracy (and one might add a homogeneous culture), is Korea's welfare state stunted?
Investments in the welfare state benefit people and the economy: they increase opportunities and opportunities, promote innovation and thus value creation.
It added that the prospects for later generations are uncertain, with bigger long-term questions about how the welfare state is maintained.