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Action programs of government intended to promote the welfare of the population through assistance measures

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Social security: Action programs of government intended to promote the welfare of the population through assistance measures
Social Security is "any government system that provides monetary assistance to people with an inadequate or no income". In the United States, this is usually called welfare or a social safety net, especially when talking about Canada and European countries.


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