Workfare meaning

wûrkfâr
A form of welfare in which capable adults are required to perform work, often in public-service jobs, as a condition of receiving aid.
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A government program requiring employable recipients of welfare to register for work or work training.
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(US) A form of welfare in which people are required to work as a condition of receiving aid.
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Origin of workfare

  • work (wel)fare

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Blend of work and welfare, equivalent to work +"Ž fare.

    From Wiktionary