Do Child Development Accounts Promote Account Holding, Saving, and Asset Accumulation for Children’s Future? Evidence From a Statewide Randomized Experiment

Nam, Y., Kim, Y., Clancy, M., Zager, R., & Sherraden, M. (2011). Do Child Development Accounts promote account holding, saving, and asset accumulation for children’s future? Evidence from a statewide randomized experiment (CSD Working Paper No. 11-33). St. Louis, MO: Washington University, Center for Social Development.

Gender and Asset Dimensions of Seasonal Water Insecurity in Urban Philippines

Seasonal water insecurity is a social and climate-related problem of growing concern in many urban areas. From 2000 to 2050, the global urban population affected by seasonal water shortage is projected to increase from 312 million to 1.3 billion. This increase is due to a combination of drivers, including population growth, urbanization, and climate change. To advance understanding of the social dimensions of this problem, this study uses qualitative methods—archival research, informal interviews (N=7), and in-depth interviews (N=15)—to explore how gender and assets relate to water insecurity in the rainy and dry seasons in three urban neighborhoods in Baguio City, the Philippines. Analytic methods include memo production and qualitative text analysis. Key findings are that households manage complex water portfolios that change seasonally or more frequently; women and men have gendered roles in managing water portfolios, providing versus managing income for water purchases, and physically carrying water; and particular forms of physical, financial, and social assets seem to matter for reducing seasonal water insecurity in ways that may be gendered as well. Implications for more gender-sensitive and asset-focused research and policy are discussed.

College Savings Match Programs: Design and Policy

Lassar, T., Clancy, M., & McClure, S. (2011). College savings match programs: Design and policy (CSD Working Paper No. 11-28). St. Louis, MO: Washington University, Center for Social Development.

Experiment in Ghana off to a Good Start

Center for Social Development. (2011). Experiment in Ghana off to a good start (YouthSave Ghana Research Update). St. Louis, MO: Washington University, Center for Social Development.

Asset-Based Policy in China: Applied Project and Policy Progress

Zou, L., Sherraden, M., Guo B., Huang, J., Deng, S., & Jin, M. (2011, July). Asset-based policy in China: Applied project and policy progress (CSD Policy Brief No. 11-24). St. Louis, MO: Washington University, Center for Social Development.

Asset-Based Policy in South Korea

Kim, Y., Zou, L., Joo, Y. S., & Sherraden, M. (2011, July). Asset-based policy in South Korea (CSD Policy Brief No. 11-22). St. Louis, MO: Washington University, Center for Social Development.

Reducing the College Progress Gap Between Low- to Moderate-Income (LMI) and High-Income (HI) Young Adults: Assets as an Understudied Form of Economic Capital

Elliott, W., III, Constance-Huggins, M., & Song, H. (2011, June). Reducing the college progress gap between low- to moderate-income (LMI) and high-income (HI) young adults: Assets as an understudied form of economic capital (CSD Research Brief No. 11-16). St. Louis, MO: Washington University, Center for Social Development.

Understanding Geographic Variations in Bmi in India

Chockalingham, R., Raghavan, R., Argrawal, J., Lama, G., Lai, H. Y. A., & Yadama, G. (2011). Understanding geographic variations in BMI in India (CSD Working Paper No. 11-13). St. Louis, MO: Washington University, Center for Social Development.

Taking Stock of Ten Years of Research on the Relationship Between Assets and Children’s Educational Outcomes: Implications for Theory, Policy, and Intervention

Elliott, W., III, Destin, M., & Friedline, T. (2011). Taking stock of ten years of research on the relationship between assets and children’s educational outcomes: Implications for theory, policy, and intervention (CSD Working Paper No. 11-08). St. Louis, MO: Washington University, Center for Social Development.

Closing the Wealth Gap: Promoting Change by Working Together

Heffern, J., & Riley, A. (2011). Closing the wealth gap: Promoting change by working together (Southern Regional Asset Building Coalition Report). St. Louis, MO: Washington University, Center for Social Development.