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.
Promoting Reentry Well-Being: A Novel Assessment Tool for Individualized Service Assignment in Prisoner Reentry Programs
Veeh, C. A., Renn, T., & Pettus-Davis, C. (2017). Promoting reentry well-being: A novel assessment tool for individualized service assignment in prisoner reentry programs. Social Work
Social Belonging and College Retention: Results From a Quasi-Experimental Pilot Study
Silver Wolf (Adelv unegv Waya), D. A. P., Perkins, J., Butler-Barnes, S. T., & Walker, T. A., Jr. (2017). Journal of College Student Development
529 Plan Investment Growth and a Quasi-Default Investment for Child Development Accounts
Clancy, M. M., & Beverly, S. G. (2017, November) (CSD Policy Brief No. 17-42).
Fair Housing and Inclusive Communities
Metzger, M. W., & Khare, A. T. (2017)  (Grand Challenges for Social Work initiative Working Paper No. 24).
Productive Engagement Early in Life: Civic and Volunteer Service as a Pathway to Development
Lough, B. J., Sherraden, M. S., Moore A. M, Sherraden, M., Pritzker, S. (2017) (Grand Challenges for Social Work initiative Working Paper No. 23).
Qiong Ren Neng Zan Qian Ma
Schreiner, M., & Sherraden, M. (Trans Y. Sun). (2017). (Translation of Can the poor save? Saving and asset building in Individual Development Accounts)
Financial Literacy in China: Priorities and a Direction
Yuan, Y., & Jin, M. (2017). (CSD Working Paper No. 17-37).
"Taking the Bank to the Youth:" Impacts on Saving and Asset Building from the Ghana YouthSave Experiment
Lee, Y. S., Johnson, L., Ansong, D., Osei-Akoto, I., Masa, R., Chowa, G., & Sherraden, M. (2017). Journal of International Development
Effects of a Tax-Time Savings Experiment on Material and Health Care Hardship Among Low-Income Filers
Despard, M. R., Taylor, S. H., Ren, C., Russell, B. D., Grinstein-Weiss, M., & Raghavan, R. (2017). Journal of Poverty
Workplace Financial Wellness Services: A Primer for Employers
Center for Social Development and Prosperity Now (2017). (CSD Toolkit No. 17-33).
Annual Report on the Head Start Family Financial Capability Program: 2015–2016
Curley, J., & Robertson, A. S. (2017). (CSD Research Report No. 17-32).
Employee Financial Wellness Programs Project: Comprehensive Report of Findings
Frank-Miller, E., Covington, M., Despard, M. R., Hannon, G., & Grinstein-Weiss, M. (2017). (CSD Research Report No. 17-31).
Statewide Child Development Account Policies: Key Design Elements
Clancy, M. M., & Beverly, S. G. (2017). (CSD Policy Report 17-30).

​The Smart Decarceration Initiative hosted its second national conference, “Tools and Tactics: Promising Solutions to Advance the Era of Smart Decarceration,” November 2-4 at the University of Chicago.

James Jaccard, PhD, a well-known theorist in applied social science, spoke about theory, program design and evaluation on November 9 at the George Warren Brown School of Social Work.

​The event “Social Justice and the Environment” commemorated what would have been Barry Commoner’s 100th year. People gathered November 2 at the George Warren Brown School of Social Work to honor the man who ignited America’s modern environmental movement. 

​In a joint appearance, the authors of “The Financial Diaries: How American Families Cope in a World of Uncertainty” headlined an October 24 event co-sponsored by the Center for Social Development and the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.

About 65 people participated in CSD's event to celebrate the new book “Smart Decarceration: Achieving Criminal Justice Transformation in the 21st Century,” led by co-editor Carrie Pettus-Davis, PhD. She began by highlighting trends in incarceration rates in the United States. “The United States is moving out of an era of mass incarceration and into an era of smart decarceration,” she said.

​​HomeGrown STL is close to putting its strategy for collective impact to work in St. Louis. The project aims to support the social mobility of black boys and men between the ages of 12 and 29 in St. Louis City and County. Read about the latest networking breakfast.