The Impact of Family Assets and Debt on College Graduation

Zhan, M., & Lanessko, D. (2013, October). The impact of family assets and debt on college graduation (CSD Fact Sheet No. 13-37). St. Louis, MO: Washington University, Center for Social Development.

Small-Dollar Children’s Savings Accounts, Income, and College Outcomes

Elliott, W., III, Song, H-a., & Nam, I. (2013). Small-dollar children’s savings accounts, income, and college outcomes (CSD Working Paper No. 13-06). St. Louis, MO: Washington University, Center for Social Development. https://doi.org/10.7936/K73N22XD

Interviews with mothers of young children shed light on college savings

When every dollar is spent on necessities like diapers, gasoline and utilities, saving for college may be the furthest thing from a new parent’s mind. Mothers participating in a research study, however, suggest that a college savings account with $1,000 makes them feel optimistic about their children’s postsecondary education.

The Impact of Youth Debt on College Graduation

Zhan, M. (2012). The impact of youth debt on college graduation (CSD Working Paper No. 12-11). St. Louis, MO: Washington University, Center for Social Development.

Five strategies to improve 529 College Savings Plans

State-sponsored college savings plans, often called 529 plans, offer tax incentives to facilitate saving for postsecondary education. Low- and moderate-income families are less likely to have college savings than higher-income families.

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.

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.

Giving children a financial stake in college

William Elliott, III, Assistant Professor at the School of Social Work at the University of Pittsburgh and a Faculty Associate at the Center for Social Development at Washington University’s Brown School, will present his research on children’s savings and educational outcomes at 1:00 pm, April 8, 2011, in Brown Lounge.

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.