“While a common tendency is to focus on the burdens an aging population will place on a country’s economic and social welfare, an aging society represents an opportunity, not just a crisis,” says Nancy Morrow-Howell, Ph.D., productive aging expert and professor at the Brown School at Washington University.
Comprehensive bibliographies on asset building and civic engagement and service now available on CSD’s web site offer convenient, web-based access to over 3,000 citations, many with abstracts and links to full text.
In August 2009, international gerontology scholars gathered in China to address the challenge of initiating research and policy innovations that will support older adults in being actively engaged and harness their contributions for the betterment of families, communities, and society.
The Livable Lives Initiative started at the Brown School, with the vision of developing a mulit-disciplinary, University-wide project.
At a ceremony on July 30, Generations United will award the 2009 Brabazon Award for Evaluation Research to Stacey McCrary, Project Manager at CSD and Nancy Morrow-Howell, Ralph and Muriel Pumphrey Professor of Social Work at the Brown School, and Faculty Associate at CSD.
The availability of savings products for young people, especially in the developing world, remains extremely limited despite demand for safe and regulated institutions, a large potential market, and growing evidence about the potential of savings to benefit youth.
In his popular education column in the Washington Post, “Class Struggle,” Jay Mathews praises CSD’s research on Experience Corps for its rigorous approach and use of a randomized selection process.
Jennifer C. Greenfield, MSW, and Ernest Gonzales, MSW, doctoral students at Washington University’s Brown School, recently offered testimony on the implementation and assessment of the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act.
Through the College Savings Initative, CSD and the New America Foundation will examine innovative ways to create more inclusive 529 college savings plans.
The research project will focus on the impacts of one of the Foundation’s major social programs, a matched savings program called the Hope Plus Savings Account Program, which is modeled on Individual Development Accounts in the United States.
The new Master of Public Health program at Washington University’s Brown School is offering four, new full-tuition, merit-based scholarships to support students interested in improving community health locally, nationally and internationally.
On April 6, 2009, Michael Sherraden, Benjamin E. Youngdahl Professor of Social Development and Director of the Center for Social Development, presented the wrap-up speech at the 26th Annual Social Work Day at the United Nations.
A visit from members of the Seoul Welfare Foundation in early May will mark the official launch of a research collaboration between the Foundation and the Center for Social Development.
Rigorous new research from Washington University’s Brown School shows significant gains from a national service program that trains experienced Americans to help low-income children one-on-one in urban public schools.
The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis devoted a feature article in the spring issue of its publication, Bridges, to Child Development Accounts, an innovative tool for making long-term investments in children.
Tutors over 55 who help young students on a regular basis experience positive physical and mental health outcomes, according to studies released by researchers at Washington University in St. Louis and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
The World Council of Credit Unions recently launched an innovative online campaign that collects contributions from individuals in the developed world to benefit first-time savers in developing countries.
A report, conducted by researchers at the Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, investigates a matched savings program in Peru targeted at rural women, the Puno-Cusco Corridor Development Project.
The Center for Social Development announces the publication of the March 2009 SEED Account Monitoring research report.
Subtitled “The movement to give every American a trust fund at birth,” the article summarizes the case for a universal children’s savings account.