More than 160 people attended “Generation Debt: the Promise, Perils and Future of Student Loans” at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis on Monday, Nov. 18. The conference was co-sponsored by the St. Louis Fed and the Center for Social Development in the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis.
Category: 2013 News
‘Building a lifetime of economic security’ in Florida, Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana
As the financial roller coaster continues, those working to close the wealth gap and achieve economic security in the South are working more vigorously than ever.
New survey shows redeploying veterans to serve at home eases reintegration challenges
A new academic survey conducted by The Center for Social Development and national veterans nonprofit The Mission Continues points to community volunteerism as an effective tool for addressing veterans’ reintegration challenges.
Special double edition focuses on the productive engagement of older adults
In a special double edition of Ageing International published this year, CSD’s Nancy Morrow-Howell, PhD, and Ada C. Mui, PhD, of the Columbia University School of Social Work discuss the productive engagement of older adults.
Savings can work in developing countries if you ‘take the bank to the youth’
Low-income youth in developing countries will save their money in a formal account when given the right opportunity.
CSD and Peking U to collaborate on savings program for children with disabilities
The Center for Social Development at Washington University in St. Louis and long-time partner Peking University in Beijing have begun collaborating on a new endeavor: Savings accounts for children with disabilities in China.
Journal issue features groundbreaking work in field of international service
A special issue of the “Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement” features a collection of studies breaking new ground in international service.
Brown School alum, McDonnell Academy scholar is benefiting children in Thailand
Brown School alumna Molly Wimonmat Srichamroen has created a first-of-its-kind children’s savings program in her native Thailand, using knowledge she gained at the Center for Social Development. Srichamroen was also a scholar in Washington University’s McDonnell International Scholars Academy.
Special journal issue emphasizes saving and educational success
A special issue of “Economics of Education Review” marks the first comprehensive set of studies that link assets and educational attainment. Research provides evidence that college savings should be included in policies for educational financing.
CSD initiative aims to fill gap in financial capability training
Financial capability is central to the success of individuals, families and communities, yet social workers and other human service professionals are often ill-equipped when addressing such issues with financially vulnerable clients.
With the right mortgage, homeownership builds wealth
The Great Recession, characterized by devastating mortgage defaults, has challenged the traditional belief that homeownership is a good investment. This is particularly true for those with low and moderate incomes.
New book addresses gap in financial capability
Financial issues impacting families are receiving renewed attention and interest by scholars, practitioners and students. Unfortunately, social workers and other human service workers often lack preparation, knowledge and skills to tackle increasingly complex financial problems facing their clients.
Savings experiment helps taxpayers make the most of their refunds
As taxpayers make the final push to file before the April 15 deadline, they often have visions of refund checks and plans to spend their windfall. But the question that more and more people are asking is, “How can I make the most of my refund?”
CSD again leading social innovation: New book on productive aging in Chinese
In the decades ahead, China will have a very large older population, with many older adults who are relatively healthy and interested in being actively engaged in their communities. Contributions of older adults will be necessary for social and economic development of families, communities and society.
Child finance meeting brings voices from around the world
Researchers and practitioners from around the globe met at the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis this week to make strides toward increased financial awareness of children and youth.
‘Refund to Savings’ program largest-ever national savings experiment
The 2013 tax season has officially launched, and there is a 75-percent chance taxpayers will be eligible for a refund. What would it take to get them to save most, or all, of that money?