Inquiry
Refund to Savings research will give timely evidence on the dynamics of saving among low- and moderate-income households. Read more.
Innovation
Next Age Institute will design and test social innovations for the 21st century. Read more.
Impact
Informed by CSD research in SEED for Oklahoma Kids, Rhode Island made college savings more accessible starting this year. Read more.
PUBLICATIONS
CSD NEWS
Facilitators and Obstacles in Youth Saving: Perspectives from Ghana and Kenya
Zou, L., Tlapek, S. M., Njenga, G., Appiah, E., Opai-Tetteh, D., & Sherraden, M. S. (2015). Facilitators and obstacles in youth saving: Perspectives from Ghana and Kenya. Global Social Welfare. DOI:10.1007/s40609-015-0028-y
Perspective: How Do Norms Inform Our Approach to Financial Empowerment?
Busette, C. (2015). How do norms inform our approach to financial empowerment? (CSD Perspective No. 15-28). St. Louis, MO: Washington University, Center for Social Development.
Perspective: Creating a Just and Inclusive America
Briggs, X. (2015). Creating a just and inclusive America (CSD Perspective No. 15-24). St. Louis, MO: Washington University, Center for Social Development.
Tax-Time Savings among Low-Income Households in the $aveNYC Program
Key, C., Tucker, J. N., Grinstein-Weiss, M., & Comer, K. (2015). Tax-time savings among low-income households in the $aveNYC Program. Journal of Consumer Affairs. Advance online publication. doi:10.1111/joca.12070
Can Child Development Accounts Be Inclusive? Early Evidence from a Statewide Experiment
Beverly, S., Kim, Y., Sherraden, M., Nam, Y., & Clancy, M. (2015). Can Child Development Accounts be inclusive? Early evidence from a statewide experiment. Children and Youth Services Review, 53, 92–104. doi:10.1016/j.childyouth.2015.03.003
Special Issue: Starting Early for Financial Success: Capability into Action
Grinstein-Weiss, M., & Sherraden, M. S. (Eds.). (2015). Starting early for financial success: Capability into action [Special issue]. Journal of Consumer Affairs, 49(1).
CSD Director Michael Sherraden, PhD, was awarded the Richard Lodge Prize for 2015. He received the prize on May 8 at the Adelphi University School of Social Work’s annual Alumni and Friends Day.​
If you’ve ever wondered about the green icons on the top and bottom of CSD’s website pages, here’s a quick explanation. ​
C. Eugene Steuerle, author of "Dead Men Ruling," says it's entirely possible to make the 21st Century the century of the child.
​Tax-time savings programs help low- and moderate-income families save significantly more of their refunds than those who choose not to participate, finds an analysis of such a program called $aveNYC.
​​People in social work are crucial to understanding the poor and their financial decision making, Camille Busette, PhD, said in the keynote speech at the 2015 Convening on Financial Capability & Asset Building. Busette is the lead financial sector specialist at the Consultative Group to Assist the Poor​.​
​Since the 1970s, American society has split along class lines, and the gap between rich children and poor children is widening, Harvard Professor Robert Putnam says. The gap is “the most important domestic challenge facing our country,” he says.​