Workfare


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Workfare

A somewhat informal term for government benefits or other aid given in exchange for state-sponsored work. Workfare labor may or may not be compensated, but, if it is, the government is responsible for payment. Workfare contrasts with welfare, in which recipients have few requirements beyond low income.
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Speaking during the inauguration of the programme in Lokoja, the Head of the Public Workfare Implementation Unit, Mr Elkanah Oladipo, said the beneficiaries were drawn from nine local government out of the 21 local government areas of the state.
This political history of the shift from welfare to workfare offers a trenchant analysis worthy of attention from welfare scholars and anyone seeking to understand the broader transformations referred to as neoliberalism.
They were protesting at the Workfare system which they said forced benefit claimants to work for nothing or lose their benefit.
The authors explore the possibility that workfare programs, which require beneficiaries to work on local public works projects in order to receive benefits, could increase the opportunity cost of schooling, lowering human capital investment even as incomes increase due to increased labor demand.
This edited volume by Chak Kwan Chan and Kinglun Ngok is about the adoption of workfare in the wake of the 1997 Asian financial crisis in seven East Asian polities, including China, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, Japan, South Korea, and Singapore.
Other organisations such as some local charities would be best committing to avoiding using Workfare, and follow Caerphilly's excellent example.
I'd also like to thank everyone in the city and beyond who campaigns against workfare; especially the Unite Community trade union and particularly Jo Galazka, their organiser in Wales.
In this article such policies are described as 'workfare'.
He and his colleagues plan to expand their controversial "workfare programme" which forces people to take unpaid work or lose their benefits.
ALTHOUGH, generally, if I have the Christmas spirit, I will make a donation to the Salvation Army, it is with astonishment that I have recently learned that this organisation has become complicit in what I see as a deceit, and are party to the Government's workfare scheme.
Dave Pickup Unemployment falls That's because they are fiddling the figures by sending people on workfare, people being sent on training for jobs that don't exist, people taking part time work and people being given their pension early at 62 instead of 65.
IF you can be found a job on Workfare the company taking you should pay you a proper wage.

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