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Experience in the American Dream Demonstration: Lessons for Monitoring in a Children and Youth Savings Account Policy Demonstration

This paper draws on experience from the data-collection process in the American Dream Demonstration (ADD) of Individual Development Accounts (IDAs) to make recommendations for the design of monitoring of savings in a Children and Youth Savings Account Policy Demonstration (CYSAPD). In ADD, thirteen community-based organizations were funded through the Corporation for Enterprise Development (CFED) to design, implement, and run IDA programs serving low-income people.

Citation

Clancy, M., Johnson, L., & Schreiner, M. (2001). Experience in the American Dream Demonstration: Lessons for monitoring in a children and youth savings account policy demonstration (CSD Report No. CYSAPD 01-12).  St. Louis, MO: Washington University, Center for Social Development.