The Balance Sheets of Low-Income Households:What We Know about Their Assets and LiabilitiesFinal ReportA Report in the SeriesPoor Finances: Assets and Low-Income Households Series
Adam CarassoSigne-Mary McKernanThe Urban InstituteNovember 2007
This report was prepared for and funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services,Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (DHHS/ASPE) under OrderNumber GS23F8198H / HHSP233200400131U to the Urban Institute and its collaborators at theCenter for Social Development (CSD) at Washington University in St. Louis, and the NewAmerica Foundation. This report was prepared between September 2004 and August 2006. JohnTambornino, Jeremías Alvarez, and Linda Mellgren at DHHS were project officers, Signe-MaryMcKernan of the Urban Institute was overall project director, and Michael Sherraden directedthe work at CSD. Views expressed are those of the authors and do not represent official positionsof the Department of Health and Human Services, the Urban Institute, its trustees, or itssponsors.