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.
Perspective: Policy Innovation for Children and Families
Greenberg, M. H. (2016). Policy innovation for children and families (CSD Perspective No. 16-46). St. Louis, MO: Washington University, Center for Social Development.
Student Debt and Hardship: Evidence From a Large Sample of Low- and Moderate-Income Households
Despard, M. R., Perantie, D. C., Taylor, S. H., Grinstein-Weiss, M., Friedline, T., & Raghavan, R. (2016).  Student debt and hardship: Evidence from a large sample of low- and moderate-income households. Children and Youth Services Review, 70, 8–18. doi:10.1016/j.childyouth.2016.09.001
From Mass Incarceration to Effective and Sustainable Decarceration: Conference Report
Pettus-Davis, C., Epperson, M. W., & Grier, A. (2016). From mass incarceration to effective and sustainable decarceration: Conference report (CSD Conference Report No. 16-43). St. Louis, MO: Washington University, Center for Social Development.
Financial Anxiety in Low- and Moderate-Income Households: Findings from the Household Financial Survey
Roll, S. P., Taylor, S. H., & Grinstein-Weiss, M. (2016, August). Financial anxiety in low- and moderate-income households: Findings from the Household Financial Survey (CSD Research Brief No. 16-42). St. Louis, MO: Washington University, Center for Social Development.
Social Work’s Response to Poverty: From Benefits Dependence to Economic Self-Sufficiency
Gates, L. B., Koza, J., & Akabas, S. H. (2016). Social work’s response to poverty: From benefits dependence to economic self-sufficiency. Journal of Social Work Education. Advance online publication. doi:10.1080/10437797.2016.1212752
A Multi-University Economic Capability-Building Collaboration
Horwitz, S., & Briar-Lawson, K. (2016). A multi-university economic capability-building collaboration. Journal of Social Work Education. Advance online publication. doi:10.1080/10437797.2016.1212750
Training Social Workers and Human Service Professionals to Address the Complex Financial Needs of Clients
Frey, J. J., Hopkins, K., Osteen, P., Callahan, C., Hageman, S., & Ko, J. (2016). Training social workers and human service professionals to address the complex financial needs of clients. Journal of Social Work Education. Advance online publication. doi:10.1080/10437797.2016.1212753
Financial Capability and Asset Building in the Curricula: Student Perceptions
Loke, V., Birkenmaier, J., & Hageman, S. A. (2016). Financial capability and asset building in the curricula: Student perceptions. Journal of Social Work Education. Advance online publication. doi:10.1080/10437797.2016.1212751

​Benjamin Lough, PhD, faculty director of International Service for the Center for Social Development, presented at the Conference for International Volunteer Cooperation Organizations this month at the United Nations Campus in Bonn, Germany. The conference theme was increasing the resilience of communities through volunteering.

​To contribute to public discourse on how to make the United States more equitable, safe and livable for everyone, Michael Sherraden and Richard P. Barth submitted the opinion piece “12 questions for the presidential debate” to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. 

“Social Security and Beyond,” hosted by AARP and the Brown School, featured Brown School professors Nancy Morrow-Howell and Timothy McBride, the Center for Social Development’s Margaret Clancy and AARP's David Certner. The forum was part of Washington University’s lead-up to the 2016 Presidential Debate on campus.

​​The American Academy of Social Work & Social Welfare has developed a list of 12 questions for candidates for president, Congress, and state and local offices. The questions stem from work at the Grand Challenges policy conference.

​Students who come out of college with debt — especially larger amounts — are more likely to face hardship and financial difficulty during their lives, finds a new study from the Center for Social Development.

We now have a photo album online from the September 14-16 Grand Challenges conference "Social Innovation for America's Renewal."