Definition of learnfare in English:

learnfare

noun

mass 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.’

Origin

1980s: from learn, on the pattern of workfare.

Pronunciation

learnfare

/ˈləːnfɛː/