Legal Definition and Related Resources of Welfare

Meaning of Welfare

Synonyms of Welfare


  • advantage
  • affluence
  • benefit
  • commodis consulere
  • fortune
  • good
  • haleness
  • happiness
  • health
  • hominis
  • interest
  • luck
  • prosperity
  • prosperousness
  • soundness
  • success
  • weal
  • wellbeing Associated Concepts: public welfare

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English Spanish Translation of Welfare

Asistencia pública

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See Also

  • Law Dictionaries.
  • Health Care Law; Health Insurance; Homeless Person; Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance.

    Children’s Bureau ; Civilian Conservation Corps ; Head Start ; Job Corps ; Medicare and Medicaid ; New Deal ; Progressive Movement ; Sheppard-Towner Maternity and Infancy Protection Act ; Social Security ; War on Poverty ; Workers’ Compensation ; Works Progress Administration.

    Great Depression; Great Society, The; International Monetary Fund; National Health Insurance; New Deal, The; Racism; Socialism; United Nations; Welfare State; World Health Organization

    General Equilibrium; Hicks, John R.; Pareto, Vilfredo; Pareto Optimum; Rawls, John; Sen, Amartya Kumar; Social Welfare Functions; Theory of Second Best

  • Further Reading

    Amenta, Edwin. Bold Relief: Institutional Politics and the Origins of Modern American Social Policy. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1998.

    American Social History Project. Who Built America?: Working People and the Nation’s Economy, Politics, Culture, and Society. 2ded. 2 vols. New York: Worth, 2000.

    Gordon, Linda, ed. Women, the State, and Welfare. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1990.

    Gordon, Linda. Pitied but Not Entitled: Single Mothers and the History of Welfare, 1890-1935. New York: Free Press, 1994.

    Katz, Michael B. The Undeserving Poor: From the War on Poverty to the War on Welfare. New York: Pantheon, 1989.

    -. In the Shadow of the Poorhouse: A Social History of Welfare in America. Rev. ed. New York: Basic Books, 1996.

    Levine, Daniel. Poverty and Society: The Growth of the American Welfare State in International Comparison. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers University Press, 1988.

    Patterson, James T. America’s Struggle against Poverty in the Twentieth Century. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 2000.

    Piven, Francis Fox, and Richard A. Cloward. Regulating the Poor: The Function of Public Welfare. Updated ed. New York: Vintage, 1993.

    Rodgers, Daniel T. Atlantic Crossings: Social Politics in a Progressive Age. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1998.

    Skocpol, Theda. Protecting Soldiers and Mothers: The Political Origins of Social Policy in the United States. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1992.

    Trattner, William I. From Poor Law to Welfare State: A History of Social Welfare in America. New York: Free Press, 1999.


    More Further Reading

    Colombo, Francesca, and Nicole Tapay. 2004. Private Health Insurance in OECD Countries: The Benefits and Costs for Individuals and Health Systems. OECD Health Working Paper No. 15. https://www.oecd.org/dataoecd/34/56/33698043.pdf.

    Esping-Anderson, G¿sta. 1990. Three Worlds of Welfare Capitalism. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.

    Feldman, Stanley, and John Zaller. 1992. The Political Culture of Ambivalence: Ideological Responses to the Welfare State. American Journal of Political Science 36 (1): 268-307.

    Hacker, Jacob. 2006. Inequality, American Democracy, and American Political Science: The Need for Cumulative Research. PS: Political Science and Politics 39: 47-50.

    Hancock, Ange-Marie. 2004. The Politics of Disgust: The Public Identity of the “Welfare Queen.” New York: New York University Press.

    Lieberman, Robert. 2005. Shaping Race Policy: The United States in Comparative Perspective. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.

    Pontusson, Jonah. 2006. The American Welfare State in Comparative Perspective: Reflections on Alberto Alesina and Edward L. Glaeser, Fighting Poverty in the US and Europe. Perspectives on Politics 4: 315-326.

    Skocpol, Theda. 1995. Social Policy in the United States: Future Possibilities in Historical Perspective. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.

    Vreeland, James Raymond. 2003. The IMF and Economic Development. New York: Cambridge University Press.

    Ange-Marie Hancock

    Hanemann, Michael. 1978. A Theoretical and Empirical Study of the Recreation Benefits of Improving Water Quality in the Boston Area. PhD diss. Harvard University, Cambridge, MA.

    Hausman, Jerry. 1981. Exact Consumer’s Surplus and Deadweight Loss. American Economic Review 71: 662-676.

    Hicks, John. 1939. The Foundations of Welfare Analysis. Economic Journal 49: 696-712.

    Kaldor, Nicholas. 1939. Welfare Propositions of Economics and Interpersonal Comparisons of Utility. Economic Journal 49: 549-552.

    Marshall, Alfred. 1930. Principles of Economics. London: Macmillan.

    Sen, Amartya. 1998. The Possibility of Social Choice. American Economic Review 89: 349-378.

    Willig, Robert. 1976. Consumer’s Surplus without Apology. American Economic Review 69: 589-597.

    Daniel J. Phaneuf

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