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date: 02 March 2024

Welfare State 

Source:
The Oxford Encyclopedia Women in World History
Author(s):
Denys P. LeightonDenys P. Leighton, Mary Lynn StewartMary Lynn Stewart

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Comparative History

The term “welfare state” refers to an ideal model of provision of protective services to individuals and groups, often with the goal of ensuring a minimum standard of living to all members of a national society. The welfare state accepts responsibility for ensuring the comprehensive and universal welfare of its citizens. “Welfare state” was first used in a consistent manner by a bishop (later archbishop) of the Church of England, ... ...

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