Governmental provision of economic assistance to persons in need(noun)
WordNet. Princeton University. 2010.
Use "social welfare" in a sentence
"Saraswat Samman for this year 2010 is being conferred upon Prof (Dr) Rama Kant for his social welfare activities."
"In late 1976 a number of individuals and church and social welfare organizations joined with members of a study group at the Third World Institute of the Newman Center to form the Infant Formula Action Coalition INFACT, based in Minneapolis, Minnesota."