Persistent poverty and social exclusion suggest the need for more innovative interventions to reduce severe need and create terms for meaningful participation of vulnerable individuals in economic, political, and social exchange. One such innovation is asset ownership. This study explores the relationship between asset ownership and social inclusion using the human capabilities approach. Findings indicate a significant relationship, suggesting a role for asset-based policy and programs in interventions to foster social inclusion.
Lombe, M., & Sherraden, M. (2005). Impact of asset ownership on social inclusion (CSD Working Paper No. 05-06). St. Louis, MO: Washington University, Center for Social Development.
American Dream Policy Demonstration (ADD)
asset ownership, social exclusion, social inclusion, vulnerability, poverty, ADD, American Dream Demonstration
Lombe, Margaret, "Impact of Asset Ownership on Social Inclusion" (2005). Center for Social Development Research. 252.