Title

Asset-Building Policies and Innovations in Asia

Additional Authors

Zou, Li; Ku, Hok-bun; Deng, Suo; Wang, Sibin

Publication Date

12-29-2014

Summary

Asia has long been a testing ground for efforts to augment financial and social security by developing assets that may support individuals and households and contribute to long-term social development. Rapid growth in the number and breadth of asset-based social policies has prompted Asian scholars, practitioners, and policymakers to share lessons from current efforts and chart future directions. This book offers a unique collection of macro- and micro-level analyses on asset-based social development and compares and contrasts national social policies across the Asia Pacific region. Many asset-building policies and programmes have been undertaken in Asia, and innovative proposals continue to emerge. The contributions in this book present and assess this broad, often nuanced, and evolving landscape, and offer an insightful analysis of the evolution of asset-building policies, innovative programmes in rural populations, asset-based interventions to facilitate the development and well-being of children, as well as case studies on new, ground-breaking asset-building projects. Asset-Building Policies and Innovation in Asia will be an invaluable resource for students and scholars of Asian social policy, social welfare, social development and social work.

Document Type

Book

Category

Financial Inclusion

Category

Financial Inclusion

Original Citation

Sherraden, M., Zou, L., Ku, H., Deng, S., & Wang, S. (Eds.). (2014). Asset-building policies and innovations in Asia. Abingdon, England: Routledge.

Keywords

academic expectation, account monitoring, adult, Asia, asset accumulation, anti-poverty, asset effects, asset holding, asset ownership, assets, attitudes, bank accounts, CDA, child development, child development account, child outcomes, child savings, children, China, community development, community-based organization, comparative perspective, context, cost, cost-effectiveness, cross-national, cross-sectional analysis, debt, demographics, developing countries, discrimination, economic empowerment, economic mobility, economic opportunity, economic resources, economic socialization, economic strategies, economic value, education, educational expectations, empowerment, family, financial services, financial stress, gender, gender empowerment, geographic variation, homeownership, Hong Kong, household, household development, household possessions, housing, human capital, IDA, inclusive policy, income, Indigenous, individual development, individual development account, institutional features, institutional support, institutional theory, intergenerational, international, intervention, landholding, liabilities, Malaysia, matched saving, men, microenterprise, microfinance, Nepal, older adult service, policy, policy design, poor, poverty, poverty alleviation, productive aging, program, program evaluation, Rural, saving, savings, savings outcomes, savings patterns, savings performance, self-esteem, Singapore, social development, social exclusion, social inclusion, social insurance, social investment, social policy, social responsibility, South Korea, Thailand, theory, unbanked, urban, vulnerability, Women, youth, youth savings, youth service, YouthSave, sex work, pension, social security, Employees Provident Fund, Central Provident Fund, Yunnan, Sichuan, Mongolia, Light of Hope Saving Program, well-being, superannuation, wealth

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