Definition of workfare in English:

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workfare

Pronunciation: /ˈwəːkfɛː/

noun

[mass noun]
A welfare system which requires some work or attendance for training from those receiving benefits.
Example sentences
  • The plan laid out in 1996 to change welfare to workfare recognized and provided for the critical role child care would play in transitioning from government dependency to personal responsibility.
  • Furthermore, forcing welfare recipients onto workfare has forced many young people to drop out of school or training programs.
  • Has the Minister seen any of the research on the outcomes of American workfare and time-limited benefit programmes over the last 10 years, and can he confirm that a Labour Government will not move towards such initiatives?

Origin

1960s: from work + a shortened form of welfare.

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