Inquiry
Students who experience violence/abuse have lower GPAs than those who do not. Read more.
Innovation
Most economic well-being measures ignore long-term priorities like saving for retirement and children's college education. Read more.
Impact
SEED for Oklahoma Kids is the first experiment examining the impact of CDAs on parental educational expectations for young children. Read more.
"Taking the Bank to the Youth:" Impacts on Saving and Asset Building from the Ghana YouthSave Experiment
Lee, Y. S., Johnson, L., Ansong, D., Osei-Akoto, I., Masa, R., Chowa, G., & Sherraden, M. (2017). Journal of International Development
Effects of a Tax-Time Savings Experiment on Material and Health Care Hardship Among Low-Income Filers
Despard, M. R., Taylor, S. H., Ren, C., Russell, B. D., Grinstein-Weiss, M., & Raghavan, R. (2017). Journal of Poverty
Workplace Financial Wellness Services: A Primer for Employers
Center for Social Development and Prosperity Now (2017). (CSD Toolkit No. 17-33).
Annual Report on the Head Start Family Financial Capability Program: 2015–2016
Curley, J., & Robertson, A. S. (2017). (CSD Research Report No. 17-32).
Employee Financial Wellness Programs Project: Comprehensive Report of Findings
Frank-Miller, E., Covington, M., Despard, M. R., Hannon, G., & Grinstein-Weiss, M. (2017). (CSD Research Report No. 17-31).
Statewide Child Development Account Policies: Key Design Elements
Clancy, M. M., & Beverly, S. G. (2017). (CSD Policy Report 17-30).
Employee Financial Wellness Programs: A Review of the Literature and Directions for Future Research
Hannon, G., Covington, M., Despard, M., Frank-Miller, E., & Grinstein-Weiss, M. (2017). (CSD Working Paper No. 17-23).
Start Lifelong Asset Building With Universal and Progressive Child Development Accounts
Huang, J., Sherraden, M. S., Clancy, M. M., Sherraden, M., & Shanks, T. R. (2017, March). (Grand Challenges for Social Work initiative Policy Action No. 11.1).
Reverse Civic and Legal Exclusions for Persons with Criminal Charges and Convictions
Pettus-Davis, C., Epperson, M. W., & Grier, A. (2017, March). (Grand Challenges for Social Work initiative Policy Action No. 9.1).

​Gina Chowa, PhD, CSD faculty director for Global Asset Building, has launched an international research center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The Global Social Development Innovations (GSDI) research center will focus on developing community-driven initiatives.

​The walls of Brown Lounge were lined with people, the floor filled with students who couldn’t find seats, all to hear from the author of “Toxic Inequality: How America’s Wealth Gap Destroys Mobility, Deepens the Racial Divide, and Threatens Our Future.” Thomas M. Shapiro, PhD, told them that in American society “it’s tougher to get ahead at exactly the time when inequality is increasing.”

​The Smart Decarceration Initiative will hold its second national conference, “Tools and Tactics: Promising Solutions to Advance the Era of Smart Decarceration,” November 2-4 at the University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration.

​​JPMorgan Chase, Prudential and Staples were among the companies that sent representatives to a conference about financial wellness programs for employees, hosted by the Center for Social Development.

​Seventeen middle-school girls recently completed “Celebrating the Strengths of Black Girls,” a Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) program for racial and ethnic minority girls in the St. Louis region.

The Center for Social Development congratulates Buder Scholars Shanondora Billiot, PhD, and Jessica Black, PhD, on their new faculty positions at the University of Illinois School of Social Work and the University of Alaska Fairbanks, respectively.