Students who experience violence/abuse have lower GPAs than those who do not. Read more.
Most economic well-being measures ignore long-term priorities like saving for retirement and children's college education. Read more.
SEED for Oklahoma Kids is the first experiment examining the impact of CDAs on parental educational expectations for young children. Read more.
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).
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).
Policy Recommendations for Helping U.S. Households Build Emergency Savings
Despard, M. R., Friedline, T., & Birkenmaier, J. (2018, May). (Grand Challenges for Social Work initiative Policy Brief No. 11-3).
Policy Recommendations for Financial Capability and Asset Building by Increasing Access to Safe, Affordable Credit
Birkenmaier, J., Despard, M. R., & Friedline, T. (2018, May). (Grand Challenges for Social Work initiative Policy Brief No. 11-2).
Faculty Perspectives on Financial Capability and Asset Building in Social Work Education: A Research Report
Sherraden, M. S., Huang, J., Johnson, L., Dore, P. Birkenmaier, J., Loke, V., & Hageman, S. (2018). (CSD Research Report No. 18-14)

​​With bipartisan support, Pennsylvania is launching a statewide program to provide college savings accounts for all newborns with a $100 scholarship grant. 

​A national Child Development Account policy is emerging in Taiwan, thanks in large part to Brown School alumna Li-Chen Cheng.

​Please join us for the event Black Wealth, Black Health: The Power of the Black Vote, from 2-4 p.m. June 30 at Schlafly Library, 225 N. Euclid Ave.

​Our new offering “A Toolkit for Expanding Financial Capability at Tax Time” is now available and free to download. Check it out!

​The first textbook to focus on financially vulnerable households is now available from Oxford University Press.

​​The White House hosted a high-profile summit meeting on federal prison reform. It “was a message to the world that the United States is ready to change how it does incarceration.".

​The Brown School is providing national leadership on the Grand Challenges for Social Work. We feature four webinars: an overview of the Grand Challenges, and discussions of three specific challenges.