Asset Building Financial Inclusion Report

SEED Account Monitoring Research: Participants and Savings Outcomes at June 30, 2007

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 descriptive characteristics of SEED participants at enrollment, and SEED savings outcomes for the initiative and by each SEED program through June 30, 2007. Final SEED Account Monitoring reporting will include regression analysis with data collected through December 31, 2007, to examine factors associated with saving.

Citation

Mason, L. R., Clancy, M., Loke, V., Kim, Y., Nam, Y., & Lo, S. (2007). SEED account monitoring research: Participants and savings outcomes at June 30, 2007 (CSD Research Report No. 07-22). St. Louis, MO: Washington University, Center for Social Development.