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Assets and the poor : a new American welfare policy / Michael Sherraden.

By: Sherraden, Michael W. (Michael Wayne) [author.].
Material type: TextTextPublisher: London : Routledge, 2015Description: xviii, 324 pages ; 23 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781563240669.Other title: A new American welfare policy.Subject(s): Economic assistance, Domestic -- United States | Public welfare -- United States | Saving and investment -- United States
Partial contents:
The failure of welfare policy as a failure of national vision -- Income distribution and income poverty -- The state of welfare theory -- Federal welfare policy--who benefits? -- The welfare reform debate -- The name and distribution of assets -- inheritance of asset inequality -- Toward a theory of welfare based on assets -- The design of asset-based welfare policy -- Individual development accounts -- Examples, proposals, costs -- The integration of welfare policy with econimic goals of the nation -- Summary and conclusion
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Print book HC110.P63 S54 2015 (Browse shelf) Available 0005536J

First published 1991 by M.E. Sharpe. -- from title-page verso

Includes bibliographical references and index (pages 315-324).

The failure of welfare policy as a failure of national vision -- Income distribution and income poverty -- The state of welfare theory -- Federal welfare policy--who benefits? -- The welfare reform debate -- The name and distribution of assets -- inheritance of asset inequality -- Toward a theory of welfare based on assets -- The design of asset-based welfare policy -- Individual development accounts -- Examples, proposals, costs -- The integration of welfare policy with econimic goals of the nation -- Summary and conclusion

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