The Fifth Freedom: Guaranteeing an Opportunity-Rich Childhood for All (Paperback)

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The Fifth Freedom: Guaranteeing an Opportunity-Rich Childhood for All (Paperback)

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The status quo doesn't work for millions of Americans, and the consequences of millions of failures are expensive for everyone else. There has to be a better, fairer, and more cost-effective way of helping people achieve success. That is what this book is all about.

David Erickson is senior vice president at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. He has convened thousands of experts to be speakers at conferences and authors in a series of books on how community development finance can work with other social investors to create more opportunities in low-income communities. Key to this strategy is to create new alliances with sectors that previously did not work with anti-poverty activists: health, climate adaptation, household financial wellbeing, art and artists, faith communities, and others. Throughout, he has focused on how quasi-markets can be tools to create better social outcomes--the subject of his first book, Housing Policy Revolution: Networks and Neighborhoods. Erickson has a PhD in history from the University of California, Berkeley and a BA from Dartmouth College.
Product Details ISBN: 9780815739630
ISBN-10: 081573963X
Publisher: Brookings Institution Press
Publication Date: February 15th, 2023
Pages: 188
Language: English