The Assets Perspective

The Rise of Asset Building and Its Impact on Social Policy

  • Editors
  • Reid Cramer
  • Trina R. Williams Shanks

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. The Rise of Asset Building and Its Impact on Social Policy

    1. Reid Cramer, Trina R. Williams Shanks
      Pages 1-10
  3. The Changing Landscape

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
    2. Trina R. Williams Shanks
      Pages 13-31
  4. Pathways to Asset Building

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 97-97
    2. Thomas Shapiro, Tatjana Meschede, Sam Osoro
      Pages 99-122
    3. Carolina Reid
      Pages 123-149
    4. Allison Freeman, Janneke Ratcliffe
      Pages 151-164
    5. Piyush Tantia, Shannon White, Josh Wright
      Pages 165-183
    6. David Rothstein, Rachel Black
      Pages 227-241
  5. Directions for the Future

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 285-299

About this book


The economy's struggles to overcome the lingering effects of the Great Recession presented unique but essential questions.The book considers a full range of data which considers how this recent experience has impacted households, providing a thorough and contemporary treatment of how the assets perspective has prompted changes within social policy.


economy Policy poverty social policy transformation

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