2012 Assets Learning Conference

Which Assets Matter?

September 20, 2012 3:30 pm - 4:45 pm

Room: Delaware B

This session explores the roles that different types of assets play in helping households climb and stay out of poverty. The topics that will be discussed included the degree to which emergency savings improve long-term financial outcomes, which households tend to employ this strategy, and the role that a household’s asset portfolio plays in keeping that household out of asset poverty once it has succeeded in making an exit.


  • Leah Gjertson, University of Wisconsin-Madison (Presentation - PDF)
  • Tammy Leonard, University of Texas at Dallas (Presentation - PDF)
  • Frank DeGiovanni, Ford Foundation (Moderator)
 This session is designed exclusively for the Research Forum.