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.
Challenges in Asset Building in Singapore
Sherraden, M. (2018). In S. Vasoo & B. Singh (Eds.), Critical issues in asset building in Singapore’s development (pp. 1–19).
International Child Development Accounts
Sherraden, M., Cheng, L.-C., Ssewamala, F., Kim, Y., Loke, V., Zou, L., … Han, C.-K. (2018, July 30). Encyclopedia of Social Work.
Promoting Savings at Tax Time: Insights from Online and In-Person Tax Preparation Services
Davison, G., Frank-Miller, E., Roll, S. P., & Grinstein-Weiss, M. (2018). (CSD Research Report No. 18-33).
The Mediating Role of Assets in Explaining Hardship Risk Among Households Experiencing Financial Shocks
Despard, M. R., Guo, S., Grinstein-Weiss, M., Russell, B., Oliphant, J. E., & deRuyter, A. (2018). Social Work Research.
Hypermobility and Educational Outcomes: The Case of St. Louis
Metzger, M. W., Fowler, P. J., & Swanstrom, T. (2018). Urban Education.
Universal and Progressive Child Development Accounts: A Policy Innovation to Reduce Educational Disparity
Sherraden, M., Clancy, M., Nam, Y., Huang, J., Kim, Y., Beverly, S. G., … Purnell, J. Q. (2018). Urban Education.
Refund to Savings 2015–2016: Field Experiments to Promote Tax-Time Saving in Low- and Moderate-Income Households
Roll, S. P., Davison, G., Grinstein-Weiss, M., Despard, M. R., & Bufe, S. (2018). (CSD Research Report No. 18-28).
Financial Capabilities in Indian Country
Tovar, M., & Manshack, L. (2018). [Kathryn M. Buder Center for American Indian Studies research report].
A Toolkit for Expanding Financial Capability at Tax Time
Davison, G., Covington, M., Kondratjeva, O., Roll, S. P., & Grinstein-Weiss, M. (2018). (CSD Toolkit No. 18-26).
Financial Capability and Asset Building in Vulnerable Households: Theory and Practice
Sherraden, M. S., Birkenmaier, J., & Collins, J. M. (Eds).
How Do Changes to 529 Rules Affect Children’s Savings Account Programs?
Clancy, M. M., Markoff, S., & King, J. (2018, May). (CSD Research Brief No. 18-24).
The Pivotal Role of Human Service Practitioners in Building Financial Capability
Watson Grote, M. (2018, May). (CSD Perspective No. 18-20).
Policy Recommendations for Expanding Access to Banking and Financial Services
Friedline, T., Despard, M. R., & Birkenmaier, J. (2018, May). (Grand Challenges for Social Work initiative Policy Brief No. 11-4).

​Are you a dream hoarder? If you’re in the “favored fifth” of income distribution, the top 20 percent, you may be, says author and scholar Richard V. Reeves.

​Michael Sherraden will deliver the keynote address at a Grand Challenges for Social Work event on October 25 at the University of Denver’s Graduate School of Social Work.

​Sheretta Butler-Barnes and and Odis Johnson have received a National Science Foundation grant to examine the impact of race, gender and social control in U.S. schools on educational and occupational attainment in STEM careers.

We are grateful to the International Center for Energy, Environment and Sustainability for highlighting our Environment and Social Development initiative with a powerful poster.

Students, faculty and staff  crowded into Brown Hall to hear Professor Sheying Chen deliver the lecture “Building Social Work in China.”

​HomeGrown STL Director Sean Joe and St. Louis American Managing Editor Chris King have teamed up to produce a yearlong series called “Homegrown Black Males” to change the narrative for local black teens and men.

​​We are happy to share the news that Shenyang Guo has received the Brown School’s 2018 Distinguished Faculty Award.