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Index Workfare

Workfare is an alternative, and controversial, way of providing money to otherwise unemployed or underemployed people, who are applying for social benefits. [1]

28 relations: Aid to Families with Dependent Children, Australia, Charles Evers, Civil and political rights, Community service, Hartz concept, Involuntary unemployment, Job guarantee, JobBridge, Joseph Mitchell (city manager), Make-work job, National Rural Employment Guarantee Act, 2005, National Workshops, Netherlands, New Deal, New Deal (United Kingdom), Newburgh, New York, Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Act, Poor Law Amendment Act 1834, Retraining, Richard Nixon, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, Temporary work, Unfree labour, Welfare trap, Work experience, Work for the Dole, Workfare in the United Kingdom.

Aid to Families with Dependent Children

Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) was a federal assistance program in effect from 1935 to 1996 created by the Social Security Act (SSA) and administered by the United States Department of Health and Human Services that provided financial assistance to children whose families had low or no income.

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Australia, officially the Commonwealth of Australia, is a sovereign country comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania and numerous smaller islands.

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Charles Evers

James Charles Evers (born September 11, 1922) is an American civil rights activist and former politician.

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Civil and political rights

Civil and political rights are a class of rights that protect individuals' freedom from infringement by governments, social organizations, and private individuals.

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Community service

Community service is a non-paying job performed by one person or a group of people for the benefit of the community or its institutions.

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Hartz concept

The Hartz concept, also known as Hartz reforms or the Hartz plan, is a set of recommendations submitted by a committee on reforms to the German labour market in 2002.

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Involuntary unemployment

Involuntary unemployment occurs when a person is willing to work at the prevailing wage yet is unemployed.

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Job guarantee

A job guarantee (JG) is an economic policy proposal aimed at providing a sustainable solution to the dual problems of inflation and unemployment.

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JobBridge was a national internship scheme formulated in 2011 by the government of Ireland.

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Joseph Mitchell (city manager)

Joseph McDowell "Joe" Mitchell (March 25, 1922 – March 26, 1993) was a local official and conservative activist who served as city manager of Newburgh, New York, from 1960 to 1963.

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Make-work job

A make-work job is a job that has less immediate financial benefit to the economy than the job costs to support.

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National Rural Employment Guarantee Act, 2005

National Rural Employment Guarantee Act 2005 (or, NREGA, later renamed as the "Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act", MGNREGA), is an Indian labour law and social security measure that aims to guarantee the 'right to work'.

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National Workshops

National Workshops (Ateliers Nationaux) refer to areas of work provided for the unemployed by the French Second Republic after the Revolution of 1848.

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The Netherlands (Nederland), often referred to as Holland, is a country located mostly in Western Europe with a population of seventeen million.

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New Deal

The New Deal was a series of programs, public work projects, financial reforms and regulations enacted in the United States 1933-36, in response to the Great Depression.

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New Deal (United Kingdom)

The New Deal (renamed Flexible New Deal from October 2009) was a workfare programme introduced in the United Kingdom by the first New Labour government in 1998, initially funded by a one-off £5 billion windfall tax on privatised utility companies.

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Newburgh, New York

Newburgh is a city located in Orange County, New York, United States, north of New York City, and south of Albany, on the Hudson River.

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Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Act

The Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 (PRWORA) is a United States federal law considered to be a major welfare reform.

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Poor Law Amendment Act 1834

The Poor Law Amendment Act 1834 (PLAA), known widely as the New Poor Law, was an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom passed by the Whig government of Earl Grey.

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Refresher/Retraining is the process of learning a new or the same old skill or trade for the same group of personnel.

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Richard Nixon

Richard Milhous Nixon (January 9, 1913 – April 22, 1994) was an American politician who served as the 37th President of the United States, serving from 1969 until 1974, when he resigned from office, the only U.S. president to do so.

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Temporary Assistance for Needy Families

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) is one of the United States of America's federal assistance programs.

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Temporary work

Temporary work or temporary employment (also called oddjobs) refers to an employment situation where the working arrangement is limited to a certain period of time based on the needs of the employing organization.

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Unfree labour

Unfree labour is a generic or collective term for those work relations, especially in modern or early modern history, in which people are employed against their will with the threat of destitution, detention, violence (including death), compulsion, or other forms of extreme hardship to themselves or members of their families.

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Welfare trap

The welfare trap (or unemployment trap or poverty trap in British English) theory asserts that taxation and welfare systems can jointly contribute to keep people on social insurance because the withdrawal of means-tested benefits that comes with entering low-paid work causes there to be no significant increase in total income.

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Work experience

Work experience is any experience that a person gains while working in a specific field or occupation, but the expression is widely used to mean a type of volunteer work that is commonly intended for young people — often students — to get a feel for professional working environments.

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Work for the Dole

Work for the Dole is an Australian federal government program that is a form of workfare, work-based welfare.

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Workfare in the United Kingdom

In the United Kingdom, "workfare" refers to government workfare policies whereby individuals must undertake work in return for their benefit payments or risk losing them.

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Workfare

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