Asset Building Briefs & Summaries

SEED for Oklahoma Kids Wave 3: Extending Rigorous Research and a Successful Policy Model

With support from philanthropists, the Center for Social Development at Washington University in St. Louis (CSD) is conducting a third wave of research in the SEED for Oklahoma Kids (SEED OK) experiment. A research study of exceptional quality, SEED OK represents an opportunity to assess the long-term potential of Child Development Accounts (CDAs)—a national system of asset-building accounts for children and youth. Wave 3, taking place in 2019 and 2020, expands the original CDA in SEED OK with an automatic progressive deposit, and extends the longitudinal research to examine the impacts of the CDA when the children are in middle school. This research brief provides background on the SEED OK experiment, highlights major findings from its first two waves, and describes Wave 3.

Project: College Success; SEED for Oklahoma Kids (SEED OK)


Clancy, M. M., Sherraden, M., & Beverly, S. G. (2019, March). SEED for Oklahoma Kids Wave 3: Extending rigorous research and a successful policy model (CSD Research Brief No. 19-06). St. Louis, MO: Washington University, Center for Social Development.