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Title Inclusion in the American dream : assets, poverty, and public policy / [edited by] Michael Sherraden.
Imprint New York : Oxford University Press, 2005.

Subject Poor -- Government policy -- United States -- Congresses.
Saving and investment -- Government policy -- United States -- Congresses.
Marginality, Social -- United States -- Prevention -- Congresses.
Assets (Accounting) -- Congresses.
United States -- Social policy -- 1993- -- Congresses.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books Conference proceedings.
Conference papers and proceedings.
Alt Name Sherraden, Michael W. (Michael Wayne), 1948-
Description 1 online resource (xxii, 409 pages) : illustrations
Note Revisions of papers presented at a symposium held at Washington University in St. Louis.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Assets and public policy / Michael Sherraden -- The Homestead act : a major asset-building policy in American history / Trina Williams Shanks -- Asset-based policy in historical and international perspective / James Midgley -- Who are the asset poor? Levels, trends, and composition, 1983-1998 / Robert Haveman and Edward N. Wolff -- Family matters : kin networks and asset accumulation / Ngina Chiteji and Darrick Hamilton -- Family assets and school access : race and class in the structuring of educational opportunity / Thomas M. Shapiro and Heather Beth Johnson -- Home ownership and youth well-being / Edward Scanlon and Deborah Adams -- Reaching out to the unbanked / John P. Caskey -- Linking tax refunds and low-cost bank accounts to bank the unbanked / Sondra G. Beverly [and others] -- Assets and the poor : evidence from individual development accounts / Mark Schreiner [and others] -- The impacts of IDA programs on family savings and asset holdings / Michael A. Stegman and Robert Faris -- Going to scale : principles and policy options for an inclusive asset-building policy / Robert E. Friedman and Ray Boshara -- Toward progressive pensions : a summary of the U.S. pension system and proposals for reform / Peter Orszag and Robert Greenstein -- The thrift savings plan experience : implications for a universal asset account initiative / Elaine C. Rideout -- The universal piggy bank : designing and implementing a system of savings accounts for children / Fred Goldberg -- The EITC and USAs/IDAs : maybe a marriage made in heaven? / Timothy M. Smeeding -- Critical questions in asset-based policy / Jared Bernstein -- Inclusion in asset building : directions for theory and research / Michael Sherraden [and others].
Summary The typical American household accumulates its assets in home equity and retirement accounts, both of which are subsidized through the tax system. But the poor, for the most part, do not participate in these asset accumulation policies. This book brings together scholars and experts on the topic of asset building, as this relates to public policy.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 1423746031 (electronic bk.)
9781423746034 (electronic bk.)
9780195168204 (Paper)
0195168208 (Paper)
9780195168198 (Cloth)
0195168194 (Cloth)
OCLC # 62866138
Additional Format Print version: Inclusion in the American dream. New York : Oxford University Press, 2005 0195168194 0195168208 (DLC) 2004063563 (OCoLC)57010176