social insurance

noun
government provision for unemployed, injured, or aged people; financed by contributions from employers and employees as well as by government revenue
Hypernyms: ↑social welfare, ↑welfare, ↑public assistance
Hyponyms:

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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