Students who experience violence/abuse have lower GPAs than those who do not. Read more.
Most economic well-being measures ignore long-term priorities like saving for retirement and children's college education. Read more.
SEED for Oklahoma Kids is the first experiment examining the impact of CDAs on parental educational expectations for young children. Read more.
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).
Expand Paid Family and Medical Leave
Gonzales, E., Morrow-Howell, N. M., & Ho, H. (2017, March). (Grand Challenges for Social Work initiative Policy Action No. 4.1).
Assessing Retirement Needs and Interest in myRA: Findings from the Refund to Savings Initiative
Roll, S. P., Oliphant, J. E., Perantie, D. C., Grinstein-Weiss, M., & Davison, G. (2017). (CSD Research Report No. 17-16)
Adopting a Financial Capability and Asset-Building Curriculum at Historically Black Colleges and Universities
Rochelle, M., McClendon, G., Sherraden, M. S., Brackett, M., Wright, M., Jordan, T., ... Birkenmaier, J. (2017). Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment

​Newly elected Missouri State Treasurer Eric Schmitt kicked off the June 20 Child Development Account Forum by saying his office is “very focused” on the Missouri MOST 529 College Savings Plan.

Researchers found that near-poor households that enroll in subsidized Marketplace insurance are 41 percentage points less likely to become delinquent on home payments compared to similar uninsured households.

​More than 100 people from various parts of the country attended the Influencing Social Policy (ISP) Policy Conference 2.0, Successes and Solutions: Policies that Work, in June at the George Warren Brown School of Social Work.

​Influencing Social Policy's Policy Conference 2.0 is in full swing at the George Warren Brown School of Social Work from June 1-3. See the photo album so far.

​​Gina Chowa, CSD faculty director for Global Asset Building, is director of the new Global Social Development Innovations Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. 

​New guideposts developed by an expert on prison reform at Washington University in St. Louis suggest that smart decarceration of America’s prisons is the answer.