workfare

[ wuhrk-fair ]
/ ˈwʌrkˌfɛər /
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noun

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

Nearby words

  1. worker participation,
  2. worker-priest,
  3. workers' compensation,
  4. workers' compensation insurance,
  5. workers' cooperative,
  6. workflow,
  7. workfolk,
  8. workforce,
  9. workhorse,
  10. workhouse

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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