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nounmass nounNorth American
A welfare system in which attendance at school, college, or a training programme is necessary in order to receive benefits.
- ‘The study found that after one year of learnfare, sanctioned students showed the highest dropout rates with about half dropping out; after two years there was an increase in the percentage of students with poor attendance.’
1980s: from learn, on the pattern of workfare.
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