Reducing the incidence and impact of poverty has been central to social work practice since the birth of the profession (Addams, 1910; Franklin, 1986). The prevailing anti-poverty paradigm holds that well-being is almost exclusively dependent upon income. Social work scholar and educator, Michael Sherraden (1988; 1991) suggests a new anti-poverty paradigm whereby combined income and asset building initiatives may improve the well-being of poor households. Sherraden (1991) suggests that assets have positive effects on well-being, including future orientation. The extended conceptual framework suggested here further specifies that future orientation has a direct role in its relationship with assets and well-being.
Shobe, Marcia and Page-Adams, Deborah
"Assets, Future Orientation, and Well-Being: Exploring and Extending Sherraden's Framework,"
The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare: Vol. 28
, Article 7.
Available at: http://scholarworks.wmich.edu/jssw/vol28/iss3/7