International Child Development Accounts

Sherraden, M., CHENG, L.-C., Ssewamala, F. M., KIM, Y., Loke, V., ZOU, L., … HAN, C.-K. (2016). International Child Development Accounts (CSD Working Paper No. 16-48). St. Louis, MO: Washington University, Center for Social Development.
Under review with theEncyclopedia of Social Work(Oxford University Press).

Youth Savings Patterns and Performance in Colombia, Ghana, Kenya, and Nepal

Johnson, L., Lee, Y., Ansong, D., Sherraden, M., Chowa, G., Ssewamala, F., … Saavedra, J. (2016, April). Youth savings patterns and performance in Colombia, Ghana, Kenya, and Nepal (CSD Fact Sheet No. 16-10). St. Louis, MO: Washington University, Center for Social Development.

Asset-Based Policy in China: Applied Projects and Policy Progress

Zou, L., Guo, B., Deng, S., Huang, J., Jin, M., & Sherraden, M. (2015, September). Asset-based policy in China: Applied projects and policy progress (CSD Policy Brief No. 15-49). St. Louis, MO: Washington University, Center for Social Development.

Asset-Based Policy in Hong Kong: Child Development Fund

Zou, L., Lai, S., & Sherraden, M. (2015, September). Asset-based policy in Hong Kong: Child Development Fund (CSD Policy Brief No. 15-50). St. Louis, MO: Washington University, Center for Social Development.

Asset Poverty and Happiness in Urban China

Huang, J. (2013). Asset poverty and happiness in urban China. China Journal of Social Work, 6(2), 163–176. doi:10.1080/17525098.2013.797361

The Hutubi Model: What Have We Learned?

Guo, B., Guo, X., & Zou, L. (2013). The Hutubi Model: What have we learned? China Journal of Social Work, 6(2), 118–126. doi:10.1080/17525098.2013.797362

Financial Knowledge and Attitudes of Youth in Ghana

Chowa, G. A. N., Despard, M. R., & Osei-Akoto, I. (2012, July). Financial knowledge and attitudes of youth in Ghana (YouthSave Research Brief No. 12-37). St. Louis, MO: Washington University, Center for Social Development.

Youth Saving Patterns and Performance in Ghana

Chowa, G. A. N., Despard, M. R., & Osei-Akoto, I. (2012, July). Youth saving patterns and performance in Ghana (YouthSave Research Brief No. 12-36). St. Louis, MO: Washington University, Center for Social Development.

Gender and Asset Dimensions of Seasonal Water Insecurity in Urban Philippines

Seasonal water insecurity is a social and climate-related problem of growing concern in many urban areas. From 2000 to 2050, the global urban population affected by seasonal water shortage is projected to increase from 312 million to 1.3 billion. This increase is due to a combination of drivers, including population growth, urbanization, and climate change. To advance understanding of the social dimensions of this problem, this study uses qualitative methods—archival research, informal interviews (N=7), and in-depth interviews (N=15)—to explore how gender and assets relate to water insecurity in the rainy and dry seasons in three urban neighborhoods in Baguio City, the Philippines. Analytic methods include memo production and qualitative text analysis. Key findings are that households manage complex water portfolios that change seasonally or more frequently; women and men have gendered roles in managing water portfolios, providing versus managing income for water purchases, and physically carrying water; and particular forms of physical, financial, and social assets seem to matter for reducing seasonal water insecurity in ways that may be gendered as well. Implications for more gender-sensitive and asset-focused research and policy are discussed.

Experiment in Ghana off to a Good Start

Center for Social Development. (2011). Experiment in Ghana off to a good start (YouthSave Ghana Research Update). St. Louis, MO: Washington University, Center for Social Development.

Asset-Based Policy in China: Applied Project and Policy Progress

Zou, L., Sherraden, M., Guo B., Huang, J., Deng, S., & Jin, M. (2011, July). Asset-based policy in China: Applied project and policy progress (CSD Policy Brief No. 11-24). St. Louis, MO: Washington University, Center for Social Development.

Asset-Based Policy in South Korea

Kim, Y., Zou, L., Joo, Y. S., & Sherraden, M. (2011, July). Asset-based policy in South Korea (CSD Policy Brief No. 11-22). St. Louis, MO: Washington University, Center for Social Development.

Youth and Savings in AssetsAfrica

Chowa, G., & Ansong, D. (2009). Youth and savings in AssetsAfrica (CSD Working Paper No. 09-32). St. Louis, MO: Washington University, Center for Social Development.