children welfare/well-being?

jinyuan1990

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CHINESE
Hello,dear experts in the forum!

I just checked the definitions of these two words 'welfare' and 'well-being'.
welfare----- the health, happiness, and fortunes of a person or group
well-being-----the state of being comfortable, healthy, or happy

I just wonder if these two words are interchangeable under some circumstances?

For example, Our only concern is the children's welfare(well-being?).
Bryanna's welfare(well-being?) was directly related to her mother's well-being(welfare?).

Whether the word 'welfare' contains more social sense or political tones than 'well-being'? I have heared a lot of news about the welfare of the public emphasized by xxx authorities in the government.

Thank you for your valuable advice!

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