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Assets and the Poor: New American Welfare Policy (Hardback)
  • Assets and the Poor: New American Welfare Policy (Hardback)
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Assets and the Poor: New American Welfare Policy (Hardback)

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Hardback 344 Pages / Published: 31/12/1990
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This work proposes a new approach to welfare: a social policy that goes beyond simple income maintenance to foster individual initiative and self-sufficiency. It argues for an asset-based policy that would create a system of saving incentives through individual development accounts (IDAs) for specific purposes, such as college education, homeownership, self-employment and retirement security. In this way, low-income Americans could gain the same opportunities that middle- and upper-income citizens have to plan ahead, set aside savings and invest in a more secure future.

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
ISBN: 9780873326186
Number of pages: 344
Weight: 454 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 26 mm

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