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The assets agenda and social policy

Prabhakar, Rajiv (2009). The assets agenda and social policy. Social Policy and Administration, 43(1) pp. 54–69.

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The assets agenda or asset-based welfare has provoked much interest in recent times. This approach insists that the stock of assets that a person owns is an important element of well-being. The assets agenda is not a unified body of thought. However, there is a common failure to distinguish between these different parts and this clouds rather than clarifies debates. This paper seeks to add analytical clarity to current debates about asset-based welfare. I distinguish between social policy and citizenship, and consider their implications for social policy. This discussion is important because analytical clarity is a precondition for a balanced assessment of asset-based welfare.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2009 The Author
ISSN: 0144-5596
Keywords: asset-based welfare; social policy; citizenship; assets agenda; Child Trust Fund
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Social Sciences and Global Studies > Economics
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Social Sciences and Global Studies
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Research Group: Innovation, Knowledge & Development research centre (IKD)
Item ID: 26225
Depositing User: Rajiv Prabhakar
Date Deposited: 12 Jan 2011 12:38
Last Modified: 06 Aug 2019 08:36
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