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Developing Family Development Accounts in Taipei: Policy innovation from income to assets
Li-Chen Cheng
March 2004
Paper No' CASE 083:
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JEL Classification: D14; I38

Tags: family development accounts (taipei); poverty; assets-building

In July 2000, the Taipei City Government launched an anti-poverty program, Taipei Family Development Accounts, which drew heavily on Sherraden¿s asset-based welfare theory, and was to provide matched savings accounts for low-income families in the City. This paper presents the ¿income to assets¿ policy shift process and a research summary on the participants to date.