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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: Full paper (pdf)
Tags: employment and income; wealth and social mobility; wealth and assets; children, families and education; children and child poverty; poverty, exclusion and equalities; poverty and social exclusion; family development accounts (taipei); poverty; assets-building

Abstract:

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.