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.
PUBLICATIONS
CSD NEWS
Financial Capability and Asset Building in Social Work Education
Frey, J. J., Sherraden, M. S., Birkenmaier, J., & Callahan, C. (2017). Financial capability and asset building in social work education. Journal of Social Work Education, 53(1), 79-83. doi:10.1080/10437797.2016.1256170
Financial Capability and Asset Building in the Curricula: Student Perceptions
Loke, V., Birkenmaier, J., & Hageman, S. A. (2017). Financial capability and asset building in the curricula: Student perceptions. Journal of Social Work Education, 53(1), 84-98. doi:10.1080/10437797.2016.1212751
Social Work’s Response to Poverty: From Benefits Dependence to Economic Self-Sufficiency
Gates, L. B., Koza, J., & Akabas, S. H. (2017). Social work’s response to poverty: From benefits dependence to economic self-sufficiency. Journal of Social Work Education, 53(1), 99-117. doi:10.1080/10437797.2016.1212752
Training Social Workers and Human Service Professionals to Address the Complex Financial Needs of Clients
Frey, J. J., Hopkins, K., Osteen, P., Callahan, C., Hageman, S., & Ko, J. (2017). Training social workers and human service professionals to address the complex financial needs of clients. Journal of Social Work Education, 53(1), 118-131. doi:10.1080/10437797.2016.1212753
A Multi-University Economic Capability-Building Collaboration
Horwitz, S., & Briar-Lawson, K. (2017). A multi-university economic capability-building collaboration. Journal of Social Work Education, 53(1), 149-158. doi:10.1080/10437797.2016.1212750
Unmarried Mothers and Children's Social-Emotional Development: The Role of Child Development Accounts
Huang, J., Kim, Y., Sherraden, M., & Clancy, M. M. (2017). Unmarried mothers and children's social-emotional development: The role of Child Development Accounts. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 26(1), 234-247. doi:10.1007/s10826-016-0551-1
Material Hardship and Children’s Social-Emotional Development: Testing Mitigating Effects of Child Development Accounts in a Randomized Experiment
Huang, J., Kim, Y., & Sherraden M. (2017). Material hardship and children’s social-emotional development: Testing mitigating effects of Child Development Accounts in a randomized experiment. Child: Care, Health and Development, 43(1), 89-96. doi:10.1111/cch.12385
Research Brief: Home Delinquency Rates Are Lower Among ACA Marketplace Households: Evidence from a Natural Experiment
Gallagher, E. A., Gopalan, R., Grinstein-Weiss, M., Roll, S. P., & Davison, G. (2017, January). Home delinquency rates are lower among ACA Marketplace households: Evidence from a natural experiment (CSD Research Brief No. 17-01). St. Louis, MO: Washington University, Center for Social Development.

​​Jason Q. Purnell, assistant professor in the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis and project director of For the Sake of All, the groundbreaking initiative on the health and well-being of African-Americans in St. Louis, was named the 2016 “Person of the Year” by The St. Louis American.

​​Michal Grinstein-Weiss, associate director of the Center for Social Development, spent part of December with Israel’s leading media providing insight on the country’s new law creating Child Development Accounts, the Savings for Every Child law.

​More than 130 people attended the international symposium “People and Climate Change: Vulnerability, Adaptation, Social Justice” in November. The event, led by Washington University, National University of Singapore and the University of Tennessee–Knoxville, sharpened the focus on climate change as an environmental justice challenge. 

​The mayor of New York has announced a new child savings account to help thousands of New York City public school children save for college. City officials relied on research from the Center for Social Development to develop the three-year pilot program, which starts next fall.

​President Barack Obama awarded Elouise Cobell, an advocate for Native American financial independence, the Presidential Medal of Freedom posthumously.

​More than 200 people gathered for “Young, Gifted & @Risk: Promoting the mental health and emotional well-being of young people of color” at the Brown School.