This Perspective has been adapted from an address given before the 2015 Convening on Financial Capability and Asset Building: Advancing Education, Research, and Practice in Social Work. Camille Busette, the director of the Brookings Race, Prosperity, and Inclusion Initiative, speaks on the the special role that educators, practitioners, and researchers—in social
work and related disciplines—can play in improving the economic lives of poor families through asset building.
Busette, C. (2015, April). How do norms inform our approach to financial empowerment? (CSD Perspective No. 15-28). St. Louis, MO: Washington University, Center for Social Development.