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workfare

[wuhrk-fair] /ˈwʌrkˌfɛər/
noun
1.
a governmental plan under which welfare recipients are required to accept public-service jobs or to participate in job training.
Origin
1965-1970
1965-70; work + (wel)fare
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  • workfare obligations are determined by dividing the household's allotment by the minimum wage.
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workfare

/ˈwɜːkˌfɛə/
noun
1.
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
C20: from work + (wel)fare
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