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Financial Inclusion: Critique and Alternatives

Rajiv Prabhakar


Should the public play a greater role within the financial system? Decisions about money are a part of our everyday lives. Supporters promote financial inclusion as a way of helping people navigate decisions about money. However, critics fear these policies promote the financialisation of the welfare state and turn citizens into consumers. Presenting a nuanced, critical analysis of financial inclusion, the book brings together the supportive and critical literatures which have, until now, developed in parallel. Addressing key issues including the poverty premium, financial capability and housi ... More

Keywords: financial system, money, financialisation, welfare state, financial inclusion, poverty, financial capability, housing

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9781447345466
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: September 2021 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447345466.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Rajiv Prabhakar, author
Open University