Translation of "welfare" - English-Spanish dictionary


noun [ no plural ] uk /ˈwel·feər/ us /ˈwel·feər/

A person’s welfare is his or her health and happiness.

He is concerned about the welfare of homeless people.

money or help that a government gives to people who are poor or do not have jobs

prestaciones sociales/asistenciales
Are you receiving any welfare benefits?
welfare payments
She’s been on welfare since she lost her job.

(Translation of “welfare” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


noun /ˈwelfeə/

mental and physical health; living conditions

Who is looking after the child’s welfare?

money or aid given by government to people in need

asistencia social, prestaciones de la seguridad social
He is on welfare
She lives on welfare.
child welfare noun

aid provided to dependent children.

ayuda (estatal/social) a la infancia

concern for the living conditions etc of children

protección social infantil
(also adjective) She has a job as a child welfare officer.
welfare state noun

a country which runs insurance schemes for its inhabitants, supplying them with free medical care, pensions etc.

estado de bienestar

(Translation of “welfare” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)