workfare

[ wuhrk-fair ]
/ ˈwʌrkˌfɛər /

noun

a governmental plan under which welfare recipients are required to accept public-service jobs or to participate in job training.

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Origin of workfare

First recorded in 1965–70; work + (wel)fare
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British Dictionary definitions for workfare

workfare
/ (ˈwɜːkˌfɛə) /

noun

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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