عنوان مقاله [English]
The geography of welfare is an attitude in human geography that has been addressing socioeconomic problems as regards social inequalities in developed countries for about three decades.
In developing countries such as Iran, the issue of "basic needs" such as employment, housing, health care, education, social security and, in general, access to social services and their fair distribution are of particular importance. The attention of researchers in the field of geography to the above-mentioned affairs, applied research in this field and the presentation of the results from
these efforts have particular priority.
In fact, human knowledge of geography gains its importance and real status in society provided this science is linked with the socio-economic and cultural life of the people.
The article “Geography of Welfare” whose translation is presented here belongs to the invaluable book The Dictionary of Human Geography, one of the richest human geography encyclopedias in English. More than 35 geographers, including thinkers such as Harvey, Johnston and Haggett have contributed to its compilation. Therefore, the book is a valuable source for those interested in geography and other social sciences. Of course, the translation of this book into Persian should be made by expert translators and professors in the field because it is not easy to carry out, considering the specialized language, the style of writing and compilation of the encyclopedia or, in other words, its telegraphic language by the removal of grammatical symbols.