[ wuhrk-fair ]
/ ˈwʌrkˌfɛər /
a governmental plan under which welfare recipients are required to accept public-service jobs or to participate in job training.
- worker participation,
- workers' compensation,
- workers' compensation insurance,
- workers' cooperative,
Origin of workfare
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Examples from the Web for workfare
The Third New Deal in 1938 produced a massive return to workfare programs, which resumed economic progress.
/ (ˈwɜːkˌfɛə) /
a scheme under which the government of a country requires unemployed people to do community work or undergo job training in return for social-security payments
Word Origin for workfare
C20: from work + (wel) fare
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