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Dr. Yunju Nam

Asset-Based Policy: A New Direction in Social Welfare Policy

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Dr. Yunju Nam

In this episode, Dr. Yunju Nam describes her research in Asset-Based Policy, an alternative to our current income maintenance policies that attempt to respond to the needs of social welfare recipients. She describes how this new paradigm addresses the long term needs of persons living in or near poverty. In addition, Dr. Nam discusses the psychological benefit that asset ownership has on a person’s hope, motivation, and quality of life.

Interviewer: Kelly Patterson, PhD

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