noun Etymology: work + welfare Date: 1968 a welfare program in which recipients are required to perform usually public-service work

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  • workfare — work‧fare [ˈwɜːkfeə ǁ ˈwɜːrkfer] noun [uncountable] especially AmE a principle, policy, or system of requiring people who are unemployed to work or train before they are allowed to receive welfare (= money from the government): • The trend toward …   Financial and business terms

  • workfare — ☆ workfare [wʉrk′fer΄ ] n. [ WORK + (WEL)FARE] a government program requiring employable recipients of welfare to register for work or work training …   English World dictionary

  • Workfare — Der Begriff Workfare ist in Anlehnung an Welfare (engl. Wohlfahrt) entstanden und bezeichnet ein arbeitsmarktpolitisches Konzept, welches staatliche Transferleistungen mit einer Verpflichtung zur Arbeitsaufnahme verknüpft. Das in den Vereinigten… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Workfare — Le Workfare (littéralement « travailler pour le bien être » en anglais) est une aide sociale des États Unis apparue dans les années 1970, qui prévoit que les bénéficiaires aptes au travail doivent travailler en échange de leur… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • workfare — [[t]wɜ͟ː(r)kfeə(r)[/t]] N UNCOUNT Workfare is a government scheme in which unemployed people have to do community work or learn new skills in order to receive welfare benefits …   English dictionary

  • workfare — /wurk fair /, n. a governmental plan under which welfare recipients are required to accept public service jobs or to participate in job training. [1965 70; WORK + (WEL)FARE] * * * …   Universalium

  • workfare — noun A form of welfare in which people are required to work as a condition of receiving aid …   Wiktionary

  • workfare — work|fare [ˈwə:kfeə US ˈwə:rkfer] n [U] [Date: 1900 2000; Origin: work + fare (as in welfare)] a system in which unemployed people have to work before they are given money for food, rent etc by the government …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • workfare — work|fare [ wɜrk,fer ] noun uncount a government program in which unemployed people have to agree to start working or get training in order to receive money from the government …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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