Poverty and Asset-Building Policy

This course examines the meanings of assets, assets poverty, and inclusive asset-building policy for the vulnerable population. It begins with re-examination of poverty and existing anti-poverty policy. Then, this course discusses meanings of assets and mounting evidence of short- and long-term positive effects of holding assets. This course examines theories of saving and asset accumulation, in particular, institutional saving theory for inclusive asset-building policy in Singapore and other parts of the world. To increase understanding of asset-building strategies, this course provides a range of asset-building policy and programs throughout the world. Students are also expected to develop new asset-building programs for the vulnerable groups in Singapore.

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