Author

Ray Boshara

Publication Date

7-1-2003

Summary

High levels of wealth inequality, combined with insufficient policymaker attention to the asset base of the poor, warrant discussion of emerging public policies to build assets for the poor. This paper summarizes current federal asset-building policies; offers principles and guidelines for designing and advancing more ambitious policies to build assets; and proposes nine specific policy options to build assets inclusively.

Document Type

Working Paper

Category

Financial Inclusion

Category

Financial Inclusion

Subarea

Asset Building

Original Citation

Boshara, R. (2003). Federal policy and asset building (CSD Working Paper No. 03-03). St. Louis, MO: Washington University, Center for Social Development.

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.7936/K74X5785

Keywords

asset accumulation, federal policy, assets, policy, social inclusion, social investment

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