News from CSD - 2013
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​​​Forty percent of households headed by an American under age 35 are on the hook for student loans. This statistic, reported by Rohit Chopra of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, set the stage for an afternoon of discussion on student loans, household balance sheets and college savings.
​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.
​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.
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.
​​Low-income youth in developing countries will save their money in a formal account when given the right opportunity.
​​The Center for Social Development (CSD) at Washington University in St. Louis and long-time partner Peking University (PKU) in Beijing have begun collaborating on a new endeavor: Savings accounts for children with disabilities in China.
​​A special issue of the “Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement” features a collection of studies that are breaking new ground in the international service arena.
​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 (CSD).
​​A special issue of "Economics of Education Review" marks the first comprehensive set of studies that link assets and educational attainment.
​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.
​The Great Recession, characterized by devastating mortgage defaults, has challenged the conventional wisdom that home ownership is a good investment, particularly for those with low and moderate incomes.
​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?”
​Financial issues impacting families are receiving renewed attention and interest by scholars, practitioners and students.
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.
​​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.
​​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?