Welfare v. Well-being


Senior Member
French from Paris area
Can someone tell me the difference between Welfare and Well-being please?

Can someone also confirm me that you don't write wellbeing, except for people magazine where spelling is uncorret everywhere...?
  • OLN

    Senior Member
    French - France, ♀
    Welfare (governmental assistance) can also be the mean promote wellbeing.
    The spelling welbeing seems right.

    note : People (Magazine) is a brand name (capital letter), not the translation of the French "magazine pipeule" ;)
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    Senior Member
    English - Canada
    "Wellbeing" / "Well-being" is synonymous with one definition of "Welfare", which you can find using the "English definition" look-up on this site.

    The second definition of "welfare" is money given by the government to those living in poverty.
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