A new direction in anti-poverty policy has emerged in the United States. This new direction is centered around asset building and stakeholding. In contrast to many of the precepts of the welfare state, which emphasize income and consumption, asset-based policy promotes savings and investment.
Inclusion in Asset Building
Edwards, K. (1997). Individual development accounts: Creative savings for families and communities (CSD Report). St. Louis, MO: Washington University, Center for Social Development.
IDA, individual development account, low income, saving, savings, asset accumulation
Edwards, Karen, "Individual Development Accounts: Creative Savings for Families and Communities" (2009). All Center for Social Development Research. 11.