Workfare

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Definition: Workfare


Quick Summary of Workfare


A system making income support for the unemployed conditional on their performing some form of work for which they are suitable.



What is the dictionary definition of Workfare?

Dictionary Definition


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.


Full Definition of Workfare


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.


Synonyms For Workfare


forced labour, compulsory labor, incentive program

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Definition Sources


Definitions for Workfare are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:

  • A Dictionary of Economics (Oxford Quick Reference)
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

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