Definition of welfare reform in English:

welfare reform


  • A movement to change the federal government's social welfare policy by shifting some of the responsibility to the states and cutting benefits.

    ‘Next, an article examines the difficulties women have finding jobs when welfare reform ends their benefits.’
    • ‘In addition, due to the progress of social welfare reform, more elderly people now enjoy endowment insurance.’
    • ‘A very big part of his decision was due to our leader making his speech on social welfare reform in January this year.’
    • ‘In this respect, policy makers can learn something from child welfare reform.’
    • ‘It was included as an economic initiative in the Clinton administration's federal welfare reform law.’
    • ‘Labor was to be an unashamedly pro-free market party with a reformist social welfare reform agenda.’
    • ‘The Federal Government's language when it comes to welfare reform is worrying.’
    • ‘These organizations threaten to maintain the poor in a dependency that runs counter to the new spirit of welfare reform.’
    • ‘It wasn't even welfare reform, because that was popular with minorities.’
    • ‘The city's backtracking on welfare reform is disastrous not only for New York, but for the country as a whole.’
    • ‘He traded off welfare reform for minimum wage increases, and he wanted something on which he could campaign.’
    • ‘Ronald Reagan and George Bush talked about balanced budgets, welfare reform.’
    • ‘And I think what we have done with that kind of new leadership is we have been able to have welfare reform.’
    • ‘Second, welfare reform doesn't provide adequate supports for working mothers.’
    • ‘The prime minister pushed for gun control, welfare reform and clamped down on illegal immigration.’
    • ‘He did not want to be known as the governor who undid welfare reform.’
    • ‘We helped pass a balanced budget, welfare reform, and tax cuts for middle-class families.’
    • ‘It's worth asking why he is part of a rear-guard action blocking the permanency of welfare reform.’
    • ‘Wisconsin is the pioneer of school choice and welfare reform, he tells us.’
    • ‘Indeed, some enthusiastic supporters of welfare reform admit those difficulties.’