Michael Sherraden

Michael Sherraden is the founding director of the Center for Social Development at the Brown School. Sherraden creates and tests innovations to improve social and economic well-being.

From the Social Welfare State to the Social Investment State

The welfare state at the start of the 21st century appears to be in the midst of a transformation. The original consensus was that,...

Building Assets to Fight Poverty

As asset-building policy continues to expand, inclusion of the poor is the greatest challenge. Homeownership, as the fundamental American Dream, should be at the center of asset-building policy and community development.