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Child Well-Being Outcomes and Measures: Implications for Research on a Children and Youth Savings Account Policy Demonstration

The goal of this paper is to describe pathways by which a Children and Youth Saving Account (CYSA) program would likely affect children and to suggest outcomes for measurement. In this CYSA demonstration, two groups of children may be studied, young children (3-7 years old) and adolescents (13-17 years old). Young children are likely to be drawn from Head Start or another early childhood education setting and may be randomly assigned to a control or experimental group. These children are likely to be followed for a minimum of four years, and information may be collected at age 3, age 7, and possibly one intervening time period.

Project: SEED National Initiative 


Mosely, J. (2001). Child well-being outcomes and measures: Implications for research on a children and youth savings account policy demonstration (CSD Report No, CYSAPD 01-10).  St. Louis, MO: Washington University, Center for Social Development.