Definition of welfare-to-work in English:

welfare-to-work

Syllabification: wel·fare-to-work
Pronunciation: /ˈwelˌfertəˌwərk/

adjective

Denoting government policies that encourage those receiving welfare benefits to find a job, for example by providing job training: Wisconsin’s hard-nosed welfare-to-work program
More example sentences
  • Childcare is a priority for the government, underpinning key policy objectives including welfare to work, tackling social exclusion, raising educational standards and supporting families in modern Britain.
  • Recent policy proposals put some clear blue water between the parties on issues encompassing the state benefit system, welfare to work, and the savings culture.
  • For the Party, the preoccupations were pensions; child and youth policy; welfare to work; enterprise; science and technology transfer; structural change and regional development.

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