Policy Brief: Helping Families Build Savings and Assets

Posted by Annie E. Casey Foundation on January 25, 2016

Investing in Tomorrow: Helping Families Build Savings and Assets

Four policy recommendations that could narrow the racial wealth gap.

For a low-income family, a day’s wages might only fulfill today’s basic needs: food, clothing and housing that may be temporary. But some families’ daily struggle to support themselves leaves nothing for tomorrow. To help children realize their full potential, families need savings and assets, the currency of the future.


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