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.
Employee Financial Wellness Programs: A Review of the Literature and Directions for Future Research
Hannon, G., Covington, M., Despard, M., Frank-Miller, E., & Grinstein-Weiss, M. (2017). (CSD Working Paper No. 17-23).
Start Lifelong Asset Building With Universal and Progressive Child Development Accounts
Huang, J., Sherraden, M. S., Clancy, M. M., Sherraden, M., & Shanks, T. R. (2017, March). (Grand Challenges for Social Work initiative Policy Action No. 11.1).
Reverse Civic and Legal Exclusions for Persons with Criminal Charges and Convictions
Pettus-Davis, C., Epperson, M. W., & Grier, A. (2017, March). (Grand Challenges for Social Work initiative Policy Action No. 9.1).
Expand Paid Family and Medical Leave
Gonzales, E., Morrow-Howell, N. M., & Ho, H. (2017, March). (Grand Challenges for Social Work initiative Policy Action No. 4.1).
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)

Household Finances in Social Work Education: Tools for Educators
April 25, 3-4:30 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time) This free webinar will provide useful tools for educating social work students about assisting clients with household finances. SIGN UP HERE

​Social Work Month may be ending, but social work’s professional commitment to addressing society’s challenges continues in earnest! Today the Grand Challenges for Social Work initiative is sharing insights on moving ideas and evidence into policy.

​Motivational prompts to save tax refunds and suggested savings amounts for the tax refund can increase saving among low- and moderate-income households, finds a new experimental study from the Center for Social Development.

Center for Social Development staff members joined Southeast Missouri State University social work students in educating service providers about the Grand Challenges facing their region.

​Springing from work at the Center for Social Development, a Financial Capability and Asset Building initiative is underway in Singapore.

​​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 was also awarded the title of Her World Woman of the Year in August 2016.