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Asset-building policies and innovations in Asia

Michael W. Sherraden (Editor)
Asia has long been a testing ground for efforts to augment financial and social security by developing assets that may support individuals and households and contribute to long-term social development. Rapid growth in the number and breadth of asset-based social policies has prompted Asian scholars, practitioners, and policymakers to share lessons from current efforts and chart future directions. This book offers a unique collection of macro- and micro-level analyses on asset-based social development and compares and contrasts national social policies across the Asia Pacific region. ..
Print Book, English, 2015
Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, London, 2015
xvi, 291 pages ; 24 cm
9781138825819, 1138825816
Introduction Part I: Asset-Building Policies 1. Housing Policy and Asset Building: Exploring the Role of Home Ownership in East Asian Social Policy 2. Australian Superannuation: An Example of Asset Building in Practice 3. Malaysia’s Employees Provident Fund and Social Security 4. Asset-Based Policies in Korea: Expansion, Challenges, and Future Directions 5. A Comparative Study on Asset-Building Policy Diffusion in Korea and Taiwan 6. The Evolution of Singapore’s Social Security System 7. Can Singapore’s Central Provident Fund Still Meet Retirement Income Needs? Part II: Asset Building and Diverse Populations 8. A Review of Features and Outcomes of the Hong Kong Child Development Fund 9. Savings Accounts for Youth: Initial Findings from Nepal 10. Financial Access and Economic Participation of Youth with Disabilities in China: An Exploratory Study 11. Asset Poverty and Happiness in Urban China 12. The Hutubi Model: What Have We Learned? 13. Rebuilding Cultural Assets in an Ethnic-Minority Village in Yunnan Province, China 14. Asset Building and Livelihood Rebuilding in Post-Disaster Sichuan, China 15. Social Innovations on Land Use in Rural China: An Asset-Based Analysis16. Asset-Building Innovations: Section I: A savings-led HIV-prevention intervention for women engaging in sex work in Mongolia Section II: An asset-building pilot for vulnerable children: Light of Hope Saving Program in Lamphun Province, Thailand Section III:Asset building for home ownership in the Nong Kaem Community, Thailand 17. Reflections and Conclusions