Jin Huang

Professor, Saint Louis University
CSD Research Professor, Washington University in St. Louis;
Inclusion in Asset Building: Toward Universal and Progressive Policies

Jin Huang is professor of social work at Saint Louis University and part-time research professor at Washington University’s Brown School. Huang is active in the Grand Challenges for Social Work as co-lead of the network to Build Financial Capability and Assets For AllHis CSD research focuses on global asset building, Child Development Accounts, and financial capability.

Faculty profile

CSD Projects

China: Inclusive Asset-Based Policy

Global Asset Building

We assist China with creating its first asset-building program and conduct ongoing research with the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences.

Global Assets Project

Global Asset Building

Our collaboration with the New America Foundation’s Asset Building Program seeks to inform and promote development of asset-building policies and programs worldwide. 

Financial Capability & Asset Building​ (FCAB)

Asset Building

We are building a body of evidence in financial capability, defined as both the knowledge to make optimal financial decisions and access to appropriate and beneficial financial services. 

Financial Capability & Human Services Education

Financial Capability

We address the gap in professional FCAB training of social workers and other human service practitioners who serve low- and moderate-income households.

SEED for Oklahoma Kids (SEED OK)

Asset Building

The SEED OK experiment, which began in 2007, is a large-scale policy test of universal, automatic, and progressive Child Development Accounts. The CDA uses the Oklahoma 529 College Savings Plan platform.