Inquiry
Students who experience violence/abuse have lower GPAs than those who do not. Read more.
Innovation
Most economic well-being measures ignore long-term priorities like saving for retirement and children's college education. Read more.
Impact
SEED for Oklahoma Kids is the first experiment examining the impact of CDAs on parental educational expectations for young children. Read more.
Asset Building as Social Investment
Sherraden, M. (2018). Asset building as social investment. Journal of Sociology and Social Welfare
Five Dimensions of Climate Science Reductionism
Rigg, J., & Mason, L. R. (2018). Five dimensions of climate science reductionism. Nature Climate Change, 8, 1030-1032.
Facing Segregation: Housing Policy Solutions for a Stronger Society
Metzger, M. W., & Webber, H. S. (Eds.). (2018).
Segregation: A Threat to Americans' Shared Goals
Metzger, M. W., & Webber, H. S. (2018). In M. W. Metzger & H. S. Webber (Eds.), Facing segregation: Housing policy solutions for a stronger society
The Global Research Agenda on Volunteering for Peace and Development
Lough, B. J., Allum, C., Devereux, P., & Tiessen, R. (2018). (CSD Research Brief No. 18-50).
Insights on international volunteering: Perspectives from the Global South
Tiessen, R., Lough, B. J., & Grantham, K. E. (Eds.). (2018). [Special Issue]. Voluntaris: Journal of Volunteer Services
Effective Practices of International Volunteering for Health: Perspectives from Partner Organizations
Lough, B. J., Tiessen, R., & Lasker, J. N. (2018). Effective practices of international volunteering for health: Perspectives from partner organizations. Globalization and Health

​In “Five Dimensions of Climate Science Reductionism,” Jonathan Rigg and Lisa Reyes Mason assert that science tends to extract climate change from its social and environmental contexts, making climate change a “detached physical process.”

​Fifty years after the passage of the Fair Housing and Civil Rights Acts, a new book  ̶  “Facing Segregation: Housing Policy Solutions for a Stronger Society”  ̶  brings together influential scholars, practitioners and policy analysts to reflect on how to use public policy to reduce segregation.

​Millions of families in the United States are financially unstable, and they have few places to turn for guidance and support. Margaret Sherraden hopes to change that by marshalling a largely overlooked resource.

Murli Desai, a Brown School alumna, has received the Life Time Achievement Award from the National Association of Professional Social Workers in India.

​Our Voter Access and Engagement initiative trained and dispatched 38 researchers to 20 polling places in St. Louis City and County on Election Day, November 6. Most of the researchers were students at the Brown School. 

​The Azerbaijan Minister of Labor and Social Protection Sahil Babayev and Social Policy and Services Department Head Himalay Mamishov met with Center for Social Development Director Michael Sherraden, International Director Li Zou and Research Associate Aytakin Huseynli.

​The Center for Social Development at Washington University’s Brown School is once again engaged in partnership for development of social work in mainland China. The focus is on financial capability.