Inclusion in the American Dream: Assets, Poverty, and Public Policy

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Inclusion in the American Dream brings together leading scholars and policy experts on the topic of asset building, particularly as this relates to public policy. The typical American household accumulates most its assets in home equity and retirement accounts, both of which are subsidized through the tax system. But the poor, for the most part, do not participate in these asset accumulation policies. The challenge is to expand the asset-based policy structure so that everyone ...
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Inclusion in the American Dream brings together leading scholars and policy experts on the topic of asset building, particularly as this relates to public policy. The typical American household accumulates most its assets in home equity and retirement accounts, both of which are subsidized through the tax system. But the poor, for the most part, do not participate in these asset accumulation policies. The challenge is to expand the asset-based policy structure so that everyone is included.
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"[This book's] contributors include some of the most important scholars currently involved in the field, and in many ways, the book offers a state-of-the-art account of asset policy. ...this important book is an essential resource for anyone interested in the asset approach."Social Development Issues

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195168198
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 7/28/2005
  • Pages: 432
  • Product dimensions: 9.30 (w) x 6.20 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael Sherraden in Benjamin E. Youngdahl Professor of Social Development and founding director of the Center for Social Development (CSD) at Washington University in St. Louis. Sherraden originated the phrase "asset-based policy," which suggests that social policy and programs should promote not merely income and consumption, but also savings and investment.

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Table of Contents

Introduction
1 Assets and public policy 3
2 The Homestead Act : a major asset-building policy in American history 20
3 Asset-based policy in historical and international perspective 42
4 Who are the asset poor? : levels, trends, and composition, 1983-1998 61
5 Family matters : kin networks and asset accumulation 87
6 Family assets and school access : race and class in the structuring of educational opportunity 112
7 Home ownership and youth well-being 128
8 Reaching out to the unbanked 149
9 Linking tax refunds and low-cost bank accounts to bank the unbanked 167
10 Assets and the poor : evidence from individual development accounts 185
11 The impacts of IDA programs on family savings and asset holdings 216
12 Going to scale : principles and policy options for an inclusive asset-building policy 241
13 Toward progressive pensions : a summary of the U.S. pension system and proposals for reform 262
14 The thrift savings plan experience : implications for a universal asset account initiative 281
15 The universal piggy bank : designing and implementing a system of savings accounts for children 303
16 The EITC and USAs/IDAs : maybe a marriage made in heaven? 323
17 Critical questions in asset-based policy 351
18 Inclusion in asset building : directions for theory and research 360
Conclusion 393
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