Asset Building Financial Inclusion Report

SEED Participant Characteristics and Financial Accumulation

Saving for Education, Entrepreneurship and Downpayment (SEED) is a national policy, practice and research initiative designed to test the efficacy of and inform policy for a national system of asset-building accounts for children and youth. SEED Account Monitoring research includes work with 11 non-profit community organizations to study accounts established for low- and moderate-income children across the country and in Puerto Rico. SEED explores varying account structures and financial education for participants of various ages and in different demographic, geographic, and organizational contexts. This report provides characteristics of SEED participants at enrollment, and SEED financial accumulation for the initiative and by each SEED program through December 31, 2006.

Citation

Mason, L. R., Loke, V., Clancy, M., Nam, Y., Kim, Y., & Lo, S. (2007). SEED participant characteristics and financial accumulation (CSD Research Report No. 07-14). St. Louis, MO: Washington University, Center for Social Development.