Asset development policies have been promoted as a means to create a more inclusive “ownership society.” During the past few years, asset building scholarship has begun to focus specifically on marginalized groups including persons with disabilities. Using a sample of Individual Development Account (IDA) program participants (N=376), we examine effects of disability status on IDA saving performance; we also assess variations in saving performance by individual and programmatic characteristics. Our results suggest that disability status, in addition to a number of individual and program characteristics, is associated with saving performance in an IDA. Implications for practice and scholarship are presented.
Subsequent publication: Lombe, M., Huang, J., Putnam, M., & Cooney, K. (2010). Exploring saving performance in an IDA for people with disabilities: Some preliminary findings. Social Work Research, 24(2), 83–93. doi:10.1093/swr/34.2.83