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Definition of Welfare State

The concept of 'Welfare State' is defined differently by different writers which are listed below.

Definition of Welfare State

 

The concept of 'Welfare State' is defined differently by different writers which are listed below.

 

1.     'The Welfare State is one which provides a wide range of social services and security'. (T.W.Kent)

 

2.     'Welfare State regards want, disease, ignorance, squalor and idleness as five great enemies of the people and wants to give them a fight and destroy them'. (Nehru)

 

3.     'The Welfare State is a society in which an assured minimum standard of living and opportunity becomes the possession of every citizen'. (G.D.H. Cole)

 

4.     'The Welfare State is a system wherein government agrees to underwrite certain levels of employment, income, education, medical aid, social security and housing for all its citizens'. (Amartya Sen)

 

The concept of Welfare State is a compromise between extreme Individualism and Socialism. Individualism gives maximum importance to the individual and degrades the state. Socialism, on the other hand, gives maximum importance to the state and degrades the individual. But Welfare State gives importance to both state and individual. It promotes the general happiness and welfare of the people. It regards itself more as an agency of social service than as an instrument of power. It aims at the attainment of moral progress, development of individual personality and maintenance of certain good conditions of social life.

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