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bureaucrat
someone working in a bureaucracy
civil servant
a person who works in the Civil Service
community
the people living in one particular area or people who are considered as a unit because of their common interests, social group, or nationality
healthcare
the set of services provided by a country or an organization for the treatment of the physically and the mentally ill
mayor
a person who is elected or chosen to lead the group who governs a town or city
member of parliament
a person who has been elected to the parliament of a country
military service
army training that young people must do in some countries
notion
a belief or idea
old-age pension
a pension that is paid by the state to people who have stopped working because they have reached a particular age
safety net
a net put below people performing at a great height to catch them if they fall
social services
a service provided by local or national government or another organization to help people who are old or ill or need support in their lives
state
a country or its government ; a part of a large country with its own government, such as in Germany, Australia, or the US
unemployment benefit
money that the government pays to unemployed people who are looking for a job
leader of opposition
is a title traditionally held by the leader of the largest party not in government in a Westminster System of parliamentary government
means testing
the official process of measuring how much income a person has in order to decide if they should receive money from the government
social welfare
services provided by the government or private organizations to help poor, ill, or old people
well-being
the state of feeling healthy and happy
miscalculate
to calculate an amount wrongly
misinform
to tell someone information that is not correct
misdiagnose
to be wrong about what illness someone has
mismanage
to organize or control something badly
misunderstand
to think you have understood someone or something when you have not
misinterpret
to form an understanding that is not correct of something that is said or done
mislead
to cause someone to believe something that is not true
misjudge
to form an opinion or idea about someone or something that is unfair or wrong
mistrust
to have doubts about the honesty or abilities of someone
subsidise
to pay part of the cost of something
social mobility
Social mobility is the movement of individuals, families, households, or other categories of people within or between social strata in a society.
civil society
society considered as a community of citizens linked by common interests and collective activity.
provision
the action of providing or supplying something for use