In Striving to Save, Margaret Sherrard Sherraden and Amanda Moore McBride examine savings in 84 working families with low incomes, including 59 families who participated in a groundbreaking program of matched savings and financial education. In-depth interviews with these families, along with savings and survey data, shed light on saving in low-income households.
The book concludes with recommended public policy approaches for increasing savings in households that are striving to save.
Sherraden, M. S., & McBride, A. M. (with Beverly, S. G.). (2010). Striving to save: Creating policies for financial security of low-income families. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press.