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.
Assessing Retirement Needs and Interest in myRA: Findings from the Refund to Savings Initiative
Roll, S. P., Oliphant, J. E., Perantie, D. C., Grinstein-Weiss, M., & Davison, G. (2017). (CSD Research Report No. 17-16)
Adopting a Financial Capability and Asset-Building Curriculum at Historically Black Colleges and Universities
Rochelle, M., McClendon, G., Sherraden, M. S., Brackett, M., Wright, M., Jordan, T., ... Birkenmaier, J. (2017). Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment
Research Brief: Coping With a Crisis: Financial Resources Available to Low- and Moderate-Income Households in Emergencies
Perantie, D. C., Roll, S. P., Oliphant, J. E., Guo, S., & Grinstein-Weiss, M. (2017, February). (CSD Research Brief No. 17-11)
Do Savings and Assets Reduce Need-Based Aid for Dependent Students?
Clancy, M., & Beverly, S. (2017). (CSD Policy Brief 17-10)
Financial Capability and Asset Building in Social Work Education
Frey, J. J., Sherraden, M. S., Birkenmaier, J., & Callahan, C. (2017). Journal of Social Work Education

​Two Center for Social Development staff members hit the road in March to join Southeast Missouri State University social work students in educating service providers about the Grand Challenges for Social Work facing their region.

​Springing from work at the Center for Social Development, a Financial Capability and Asset Building initiative is underway in Singapore. Soon social workers there will develop knowledge and skills for working with low-income families on their household finances.

​​Sudha Nair, PhD, was recently named a finalist for Singaporean of the Year 2016 in recognition of her powerful impact as a social worker focused on family violence. Nair, among Brown School Distinguished Alumni (MSW ’91), was also awarded the title of Her World Woman of the Year in August 2016. 

Three leading journals are heightening awareness of a national effort to reintroduce to social work a focus on building financial capability for all Americans: Social Work, Journal of Social Work Education and Journal of Community Practice have all published substantial articles about Financial Capability and Asset Building.

​The HomeGrown STL Inaugural Summit, February 9 at the Brown School, drew about 120 people committed to improving the lives of black boys and young men in St. Louis City and County. 

​​Parents’ savings and assets are unlikely to jeopardize federal or state need-based aid for low- and moderate-income dependent college students, according to a new policy brief from the Center for Social Development.