Data from 25 participants in the Family Assets for Independence in Minnesota (FAIM) project were used to identify factors that enabled these low-income wage-earning families to save money and build assets. FAIM, part of the Individual Development Account movement, is a pilot program for families with incomes ≤ 200% of poverty to build assets. An analytic induction method was used to identify constructs from three waves of interviews conducted during 2001-2002. Our focus is on four of the eight major constructs that emerged: financial vulnerability, personal attributes, social support, and resource management strategies. Our findings provide evidence that low-income families can save money toward a goal in the face of hardships and become asset builders.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||8|
|State||Published - Mar 2004|
- Individual Development Accounts