Poor Finances: Assets and Low-Income Households

Asset Building

In partnership with the Urban Institute, we evaluated existing theoretical and empirical studies of asset building among low-income households and provided findings and a plan for future research to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Funding Partner: Assistant Secretary of Planning and Evaluations, DHHS

Principal Investigators

Michael Sherraden

Michael Sherraden

CSD Founding Director,
George Warren Brown Distinguished University Professor

Yunju Nam

​University at Buffalo


Lissa Johnson

Lissa Johnson

CSD Associate Director; Director of Administration and Research;
Co-Director Financial Capability and Asset Building