A Fragile Balance (Hardcover)

Emergency Savings and Liquid Resources for Low-Income Consumers

By J. Collins (Editor)

Palgrave MacMillan, 9781137487810, 234pp.

Publication Date: March 13, 2015

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A Fragile Balance examines strategies to promote emergency savings, especially among underserved households. Each chapter is by an expert contributor and proposes an innovative financial product or service designed to bolster emergency savings among low-asset families. This collection also offers readers insights into the role of emergency savings and mechanisms to facilitate savings behaviors, and raises critical questions of the scale, institutional capacity, sustainability, accessibility, and effectiveness of existing programs.