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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. (2016). Material hardship and children’s social-emotional development: Testing mitigating effects of Child Development Accounts in a randomized experiment. Child: Care, Health and Development. Advance online publication. doi:10.1111/cch.12385
Leveraging Tax Time to Build Financial Capability: Research Evidence and Policy Directions
Covington, M., Oliphant, J. E., & Grinstein-Weiss, M. (2016). Leveraging tax time to build financial capability: Research evidence and policy directions (CSD Conference Proceeding No. 16-27). St. Louis, MO: Washington University, Center for Social Development.
Research Brief: The Role of Health Insurance in the Financial Lives of Low- and Moderate-Income Households
Despard, M. R., Roll, S. P., Perantie, D. C., Oliphant, J. E., & Grinstein-Weiss, M. (2016, July). The role of health insurance in the financial lives of low- and moderate-income households (CSD Research Brief No. 16-26). St. Louis, MO: Washington University, Center for Social Development.
Case to Cause: Back to the Future
Abramovitz, M., & Sherraden, M. S. (2016). Case to cause: Back to the future. Journal of Social Work Education, 52(Suppl. 1), S89-S98. doi:10.1080/10437797.2016.1174638
Financial Inclusion in China: Use of Credit
Chen, Z., & Jin, M. (2016). Financial inclusion in China: Use of credit (CSD Working Paper No. 16-24). St. Louis, MO: Washington University, Center for Social Development.
Fact Sheet: Financial Outcomes in SEED for Oklahoma Kids
Clancy, M. M., Beverly, S. G., & Sherraden, M. (2016, June). Financial outcomes in SEED for Oklahoma Kids (CSD Fact Sheet No. 16-23). St. Louis, MO: Washington University, Center for Social Development.
The Impacts of Individual Development Accounts, Assets, and Debt on Future Orientation and Psychological Depression
Rohe, W. M., Key, C., Grinstein-Weiss, M., Schreiner, M., & Sherraden, M. (2016). The impacts of Individual Development Accounts, assets, and debt on future orientation and psychological depression. Journal of Policy Practice. Advance online publication. doi:10.1080/15588742.2015.1125329
Tax Abatement in Saint Louis: Reforms Could Foster Equitable Development
DeWind, C., Dickey, J., O'Neill, E., & Metzger, M. (2016). Tax abatement in Saint Louis: Reforms could foster equitable development (CSD Policy Brief No. 16-21). St. Louis, MO: Washington University, Center for Social Development.

​On August 18, the Center for Social Development received the College Kids Ambassador Award from the St. Louis Treasurer’s Office of Financial Empowerment.The award is in recognition of CSD’s outstanding contributions in societal impact, service to youth and families, leadership in asset building and financial capability, and promotion of safe and affordable financial products.

​More than 60 people from 10 states and the District of Columbia participated in the “Child Development Account Forum” on August 16 at the Brown School. The invitation-only forum was hosted by Missouri State Treasurer Clint Zweifel and the Center for Social Development.

United Way of Greater St. Louis and Emerson are creating an Individual Development Account (IDA) program for families in north St. Louis County, United Way announced June 28. The program is part of an effort to improve the financial stability of low-income families in the St. Louis region.​

​The Smart Decarceration Initiative (SDI) has launched a two-year research project to advance “deferred prosecution” programs, thanks to funding from the Laura and John Arnold Foundation​. 

​​​The United States should create opportunities for young people to “develop the habit of service,” retired Gen. Stanley McChrystal said at a national forum in June at the Brookings Institution. “[N]othing is quite so powerful as taking a chunk of your life and dedicating it full time to service to others.”

Leaders from the Center for Social Development (CSD) formally advised the Israeli government in May on best practices for implementing the country’s new law to confer universal savings accounts on children born in Israel. ​