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Wealth-Building for All Children: Convergence and Evidence to Support a Nationwide Policy

Amid growing concern about wealth inequality in the United States, many policymakers and researchers have come to see early-life wealth-building policies as potential remedies. This brief discusses convergence in the policy community around a shared vision and principles for such policy, and it connects that vision to research. Child Development Account research, much of it conducted through CSD’s SEED for Oklahoma Kids experiment, suggests the parameters for an inclusive, efficient, and effective policy that would express the community’s shared vision.

Project:  SEED for Oklahoma Kids (SEED OK)


Huang, J., Shanks, T. R., Clancy, M. M., Elliott, W., III, & Sherraden, M. (2024). Wealth-building for all children: Convergence and evidence to support a nationwide policy (CSD Policy Brief No. 24-04). Washington University, Center for Social Development. https://doi.org/10.7936/kyht-rv07