Economic resources are necessary to meet basic needs. Without reliable access to resources, individuals face myriad health and behavioral health risks that can reduce their ability to provide for themselves and for those who rely on them. Developing and evaluating policies and programs that promote economic security – such as asset-building initiatives and financial education – can improve individuals’ immediate circumstances while strengthening their earning power and savings behaviors in ways that build human capital. Our faculty work across the state and globally to identify and develop economic supports and to connect high-need communities with these resources.
Faculty: David Ansong, Gina Chowa, Dean Duncan, Allison De Marco, Rain Masa