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Impacts of Child Development Accounts on Parenting Practices: Evidence from a Randomised Statewide Experiment

Is it possible to influence parenting by introducing Child Development Accounts into a family? This study presents results from a statewide randomized experiment with 2,704 primary caregivers and their children in Oklahoma. Analyses using structural equation modeling suggest that the presence of Child Development Accounts in a home significantly reduces punitive practices.

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Huang, J.,  Nam, Y., Sherraden, M., Clancy, M. M.  (2019). Impacts of child development accounts on parenting practices: evidence from a randomised statewide experiment. Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development. Advance online publication. doi:10.1080/02185385.2019.1575270