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.
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).
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).
The Center for Social Development congratulates Buder Scholars Shanondora Billiot, PhD, and Jessica Black, PhD, on their new faculty positions at the University of Illinois School of Social Work and the University of Alaska Fairbanks, respectively.
Four states have created statewide Child Development Account policies, and a new report from the Center for Social Development describes them in detail with the intent of informing new initiatives in the United States. Researchers identify 10 key design components.

Next week, leading human resources executives are coming to Washington University to discuss how companies can help alleviate their employees’ financial stresses. Registration for this free event closes Thursday!

​The Center for Social Development and Prosperity Now work to advance the financial well-being of households with limited income. With this primer, we provide employers an overview of workplace-based financial wellness services.

​In their book to be released this fall, Smart Decarceration Initiative co-directors Carrie Pettus-Davis and Matthew Epperson show how decreasing the incarcerated population is not only possible, but also potentially beneficial.

​To encourage families to save for college, California has adopted the Every Kid Counts Act, which provides $3 million to fund a matching grant program. Margaret Clancy, CSD policy director, serves on the advisory committee.