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Watching workfare: new series

Protest against workfareAs the government pursues welfare reform, False Economy will be following mandatory work activity – known as workfare in the US – as it emerges across the country.

We will be posting articles and circulating news stories about workfare. We'll also be referencing and crossposting some of the excellent work being done by bloggers who are asking serious questions about the effectiveness and fairness of workfare. They include:

Kate Belgrave will be kicking off our series shortly, with a look at work workfare in the US. In the meantime, Anne-Marie O'Reilly and Warren Clark offer a good overview of the UK situation in Red Pepper, while Third Sector yesterday reported how the government has gagged charities delivering its Work Programme.

And if you have any stories or interesting links to share, please do post them below or get in touch.

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