This thesis evaluates American asset poverty. By looking at the history of American poverty aid, it posits that asset poverty is not being addressed. Through a careful review of the literature this thesis answers a series of questions that demonstrate the import of the asset dimension of poverty. The current systems of asset based aid are evaluated, and policy recommendations are made for a more adequate national approach to this issue.
Dr. Kate J. Stirling
Date of Completion
De Voursney, Renée, "Asset Welfare: A Different Approach in the War on Poverty" (2006). Economics Theses. 30.