Mark Rank

CSD Faculty Director; Washington University in St. Louis
Livable Lives: Achieving Basic Conditions for Stability

Mark Rank is a CSD faculty director and focuses on livable lives and achieving basic conditions for stability. He is one of the foremost experts  in the country on issues of poverty, inequality and social justice

Faculty profile

CSD Publications


CSD Projects

Assets Across the Life Course

Asset Building

We examine the patterns and determinants of asset accumulation across the life course, using 35 years of data.

Poor Finances: Assets and Low-Income Households

Asset Building

Our project with the Urban Institute evaluates studies of asset building among low-income households for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. 

Inclusion in Asset Building: Research and Policy Symposium

Asset Building

We held a research and policy symposium on knowledge foundations and policy strategies to enable low-wealth individuals to build assets.

Livable Lives Initiative

Livable Lives

This initiative investigates what social conditions and policy supports can make life with a low or moderate income stable, secure, satisfying and successful.