Inquiry
If saving for a home down payment and closing costs, a two-adult, two-child family should save at least $131/month for 10 years. Read more.
Innovation
​People in the field of social work are crucial to broadening how to think about the poor and their financial decision making. Read more.
Impact
Mothers in SEED for Oklahoma Kids are more likely to maintain or increase their expectations for their children’s education. Read more.
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CSD NEWS
Effects of an Individual Development Account Program on Retirement Saving: Follow-up Evidence from a Randomized Experiment
Grinstein-Weiss, M., Sherraden, M., Gale, W. G., Rohe, W. M., Schreiner, M., Key, C., & Oliphant, J. E. (2015). Effects of an Individual Development Account program on retirement saving: Follow-up evidence from a randomized experiment. Journal of Gerontological Social Work. Advance online publication. doi:10.1080/01634372.2015.1052174
Social and Emotional Learning and Social Work in Middle School: A Case Study in Community Partnership
Robertson, A. S., McBride, A. M., Chung, S., Williams, A., & May, V. (2015). Social and emotional learning and social work in middle school: A case study in community partnership (CSD Working Paper No. 15-39). St. Louis, MO: Washington University in St. Louis, Center for Social Development.
Research Brief: Do EITC Recipients Use Their Tax Refunds to Get Ahead? Evidence from the Refund to Savings initiative
Despard, M. R., Perantie, D. C., Oliphant, J., & Grinstein-Weiss, M. (2015). Do EITC recipients use their tax refunds to get ahead? Evidence from the Refund to Savings initiative (CSD Research Brief No. 15-38). St. Louis, MO: Washington University in St. Louis, Center for Social Development.
Adopting a Financial Capability and Asset Building Curriculum at Historically Black Colleges and Universities
Rochelle, M., McGlendon, G., Brackett, M., Wright, M., & Sherraden, M. S. (2015). Adopting a Financial Capability and Asset Building Curriculum at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (CSD Working Paper No. 15-36). St. Louis, MO: Washington University, Center for Social Development.
Perspective: Working with Passion, Effecting Change in a Context of Uncertainty
Moore, S. M. (2015). Working with passion, effecting change in a context of uncertainty (CSD Perspective 15-34). St. Louis, MO: Washington University, Center for Social Development.
Environment and Social Development
Mason, L. R. (2015). Environment and Social Development (CSD Working Paper No. 15-33). St. Louis, MO: Washington University, Center for Social Development.
Voices of Youth, Parents, and Stakeholders: Findings from Case Studies in the YouthSave Project
Zou, L., Myers-Tlapek, S., Sherraden, M. S., Gabbert, J. W., Ritterbusch, A., Appiah, E., Opai-Tetteh, D., Njenga, G., Kieyah, J. Sharma, S. K., Manandhar, J., & Maharjan, M. (2015). Voices of Youth, Parents, and Stakeholders: Findings from Case Studies in the YouthSave Project (YouthSave Research Report No 15-31). St. Louis, MO: Washington University, Center for Social Development.
An experimental Individual Development Account had no effect on whether participants opened a retirement account or on the adequacy of their retirement savings, according to a newly published article in the Journal of Gerontological Social Work
​​At CSD, we believe that financial security should be lifelong, starting at birth and extending from childhood through adulthood. Today CSD is proud to join CFED and more than a dozen other partners in launching the Campaign for Every Kid’s Future.
​Most young people in Sub-Saharan Africa are not saving money, and an article in the journal Global Social Welfare explains what helps or hurts them in their efforts. The authors conducted in-depth interviews with youth, parents, caregivers and school stakeholders in Ghana and Kenya as part of the YouthSave project.
​​In the United States, the largest Child Development Account (CDA) programs have been built on existing 529 college savings plans. Our policy brief “College Savings Plans: A Platform for Inclusive and Progressive Child Development Accounts” describes the features of direct-sold 529s that make these plans especially well-suited to CDAs. ​
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. ​