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.
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
Research Brief: Coping With a Crisis: Financial Resources Available to Low- and Moderate-Income Households in Emergencies
Perantie, D. C., Roll, S. P., Oliphant, J. E., Guo, S., & Grinstein-Weiss, M. (2017, February). (CSD Research Brief No. 17-11)

​​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.

Household Finances in Social Work Education: Tools for Educators
This free webinar provides useful tools for educating social work students about assisting clients with household finances. To watch, please click here.

Best-selling author Matthew Desmond was the keynote speaker at the Metropolitan St. Louis Equal Housing and Opportunity Council's annual fair housing conference.

​The Center for Social Development is committed to working with its partners to increase the financial capability of individuals, families, and communities across the globe!

​​Michal Grinstein-Weiss, CSD associate director, was a speaker in Tel Aviv at the conference “Making Finance Great Again,” which explored how the Trump administration may affect Israel and the global economy in finance, health care and more.