UK Accounting Glossary
A system making income support for the unemployed conditional on their performing some form of work for which they are suitable.
A system making income support available for the unemployed on the condition that they undertake a form of work for which they are suitable.
U.S. A form of welfare in which people are required to work as a condition of receiving aid.
In the US, Workfare is a provision for providing money to otherwise unemployed or underemployed people, who are applying for social benefits. The term was first introduced in 1968 by civil rights leader James Charles Evers; however, it was first popularised in August 1969 in a televised speech by Richard Nixon.
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This glossary post was last updated: 5th May 2019.