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Back in April, Togo launched a social welfare program using digital cash transfers as the government tried to help informal workers whose livelihoods had been disrupted by the pandemic and the accompanying lockdown.

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The Democratic Party now has a crucial opportunity to join our fight and use their platform to ensure private equity can no longer destroy the livelihoods of workers left and right without any accountability.

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It’s a monumental failing that we have made restaurant owners and workers choose between their livelihoods and their lives.

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Yet heritage is essential for social wellbeing, for identity creation, for safeguarding traditional knowledge and livelihoods and for sustainable development.

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Every generation of online creators has been through some version of this crisis, with corporate decisions destroying their livelihoods or fracturing their communities.

However, miners still face harsh conditions and must be supported by more livelihood and jobs programs.

To never, ever, ever put my livelihood in a position where I depended on white people liking me.

Ebony had been 12 when her mother was suddenly deprived of her livelihood.

It is often directly related to your income or livelihood and I take it very seriously.

The government tells these people that they have to be responsible for their own livelihood, then denies them the right to work.

He was used to finding himself suddenly cut off from the means of livelihood.

I judge that of nearly thirty thousand people who live here not ten thousand have any regular employment or means of livelihood.

The property of other people was their chief source of livelihood, and the streets, or the jails, were their homes.

Lastly, he began to feel some anxiety as to his future livelihood when his course at the Conservatoire should have come to an end.

The parish must keep them, it was often said; and they did not care to obtain an honest livelihood by the sweat of their brow.

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What are other ways to say livelihood?

Livelihood and the less formal word living, both refer to what one earns to keep (oneself) alive, but are seldom interchangeable within the same phrase: to threaten one’s livelihood; to earn one’s living. “To make a livelihood out of something” suggests making a business of it: to make a livelihood out of knitting hats. “To make a living” suggests making just enough to keep alive, and is particularly frequent in the negative: You cannot make a living out of that.  Maintenance refers usually to what is spent for the living of another: to provide for the maintenance of someone. Maintenance occasionally refers to the allowance itself provided for livelihood: They are entitled to a maintenance from this estate.

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On this page you'll find 51 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to livelihood, such as: employment, income, living, subsistence, sustenance, and alimentation.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.