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SEED Account Monitoring Research

Saving for Education, Entrepreneurship, and Downpayment (SEED) is a policy, practice, and research initiative to test the efficacy of and inform a national Child Development Account (CDA) policy in the United States. CDAs are accounts for children that provide a structured opportunity to save and accumulate assets. This brief summarizes findings for the three Account Monitoring research questions:
» Who are SEED participants?
» How much was saved and accumulated in SEED accounts?
» What factors are associated with savings and accumulation in SEED?

Project: SEED National Initiative


Mason, L. R., Nam, Y., Clancy, M., Loke, V., & Kim, Y. (2009, March). SEED account monitoring research (CSD Research Brief No. 09-11). St. Louis, MO: Washington University, Center for Social Development.