Asset Building Financial Inclusion Report

Lessons From SEED: A National Demonstration of Child Development Accounts

This summary report on SEED is based on CDA experience with over 1,171 children and their families in 12 states and communities, as well as related state and federal policy, market development, and communications. Extensive, multi-method research has been conducted as part of SEED. The research ranges from in-depth interviews with a group of youth participants in a local SEED program to a large, statewide experiment with a control group. The SEED research results included in this report offer insights to inform the design of an inclusive system of CDAs.


Sherraden, M., & Stevens, J. (Eds.). (2010). Lessons from SEED: A national demonstration of Child Development Accounts (CSD Research Report No. 10-35). St. Louis, MO: Washington University, Center for Social Development.