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Breaking the Cycle: An Asset-Based Family Intervention for Poverty Alleviation in China

This article was published as part of “Inclusive Child Development Accounts: Toward Universality and Progressivity,” a special issue of the Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development. The issue builds upon contributions to the International Symposium on Inclusion in Asset Building: Policy Innovation and Social Impacts, which was convened at the National University of Singapore in 2017.

This paper presents the potential effects on poverty alleviation of asset-based family interventions that include Child Development Accounts in Shan’xi province, China. Findings include positive financial and nonfinancial benefits for children and families who participated in the pilot programs.


Deng, S. (2019). Breaking the cycle: An asset-based family intervention for poverty alleviation in China. Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development, 29(1), 82–94. doi:10.1080/02185385.2019.1571943