Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Food Insufficiency: Evidence From a Statewide Probability Sample of White, African American, American Indian, and Hispanic Infants

Nam, Y., Huang, J., Heflin, C., & Sherraden, M. (2012). Racial and ethnic disparities in food insufficiency: Evidence from a statewide probability sample of White, African American, American Indian, and Hispanic infants (CSD Working Paper No. 12-45). St. Louis, MO: Washington University, Center for Social Development.

The Impact of Youth Debt on College Graduation

Zhan, M. (2012). The impact of youth debt on college graduation (CSD Working Paper No. 12-11). St. Louis, MO: Washington University, Center for Social Development.

Parenting Stress Among White, Black, American Indian, and Hispanic Mothers

Nam, Y., Wikoff, N., & Sherraden, M. (2012). Parenting stress among White, Black, American Indian, and Hispanic mothers: Evidence from a statewide sample of new mothers (CSD Working Paper No. 12-06). St. Louis, MO: Washington University, Center for Social Development.

Do Child Development Accounts Promote Account Holding, Saving, and Asset Accumulation for Children’s Future? Evidence From a Statewide Randomized Experiment

Nam, Y., Kim, Y., Clancy, M., Zager, R., & Sherraden, M. (2011). Do Child Development Accounts promote account holding, saving, and asset accumulation for children’s future? Evidence from a statewide randomized experiment (CSD Working Paper No. 11-33). 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.

College Savings Match Programs: Design and Policy

Lassar, T., Clancy, M., & McClure, S. (2011). College savings match programs: Design and policy (CSD Working Paper No. 11-28). St. Louis, MO: Washington University, Center for Social Development.

Understanding Geographic Variations in Bmi in India

Chockalingham, R., Raghavan, R., Argrawal, J., Lama, G., Lai, H. Y. A., & Yadama, G. (2011). Understanding geographic variations in BMI in India (CSD Working Paper No. 11-13). St. Louis, MO: Washington University, Center for Social Development.

Taking Stock of Ten Years of Research on the Relationship Between Assets and Children’s Educational Outcomes: Implications for Theory, Policy, and Intervention

Elliott, W., III, Destin, M., & Friedline, T. (2011). Taking stock of ten years of research on the relationship between assets and children’s educational outcomes: Implications for theory, policy, and intervention (CSD Working Paper No. 11-08). St. Louis, MO: Washington University, Center for Social Development.