Connecticut Family Assets: Asset Outcomes, 2002

Back • Publication Date: January 1st, 2000

Authors: Shelley Geballe, J.D., M.P.H., and Douglas Hall, Ph. D.

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This report, the first of its kind in Connecticut, was done in partnership with the Washington DC-based Corporation for Enterprise Development. It reviews where Connecticut families stand on a variety of family assets – from savings, homeownership, and parental educational attainment to access to health and unemployment insurance (to protect against asset depletion). This report complements in a very important way the work CT Voices has been doing on poverty and self-sufficiency by expanding the analysis of what makes a family economically secure beyond an assessment of the adequacy of family income to meet basic family needs to also include an assessment of family assets. Assets both protect against catastrophe if there is an interruption in family income and also provide a means to greater family income and economic stability. (38pp.)