What would it take to ensure that every child in every state has an account accumulating assets for education beyond high school? How would those assets shape the children and their families? State officials, researchers, nonprofit leaders, program managers, and funders gathered July 16 to take up those questions.
CSD research and expertise shape proposal for a universal policy in the Show-Me state.
An expanding partnership is pursuing legislation for Missouri children in 2020.
Purnell, J. Q. (2018). The enduring significance of segregation. In M. W. Metzger & H. S. Webber (Eds.), Facing segregation: Housing policy solutions for a stronger society (pp. 58–74). New York, NY: Oxford University Press.
Sherraden, M., Clancy, M., Nam, Y., Huang, J., Kim, Y., Beverly, S. G., … Purnell, J. Q. (2018). Universal and progressive Child Development Accounts: A policy innovation to reduce educational disparity. Urban Education, 53(6), 806-833. doi:10.1177/0042085916682573
A new 115-page community-driven report on segregation and housing in St. Louis was released this week by numerous local partners in the fields of public health, law, fair housing and community development.
Financial Capability and Asset Building for All is one of the 12 Grand Challenges for Social Work and a growing practice in the social work profession. The Center for Social Development is committed to working with its partners to increase the financial capability of individuals, families, and communities across the globe!
Jason Q. Purnell, assistant professor in the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis and project director of For the Sake of All, the groundbreaking initiative on the health and well-being of African-Americans in St. Louis, was named the 2016 “Person of the Year” by The St. Louis American.
On January 18, Purnell delivered remarks titled “Ancient virtues for modern times: Lessons from the life of Martin Luther King” at the 29th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Celebration at Washington University.
Sherraden, M., Clancy, M., Nam, Y., Huang, J., Kim, Y., Beverly, S. G., … Purnell, J. Q. (2015). Universal accounts at birth: Building knowledge to inform policy. Journal of the Society for Social Work and Research, 6(4), 541–564. doi:10.1086/684139
The Ferguson Commission in its report released this week called for universal Child Development Accounts that are statewide and automatic.
Huang, J., Sherraden, M., & Purnell, J. (2014). Impacts of Child Development Accounts on maternal depressive symptoms: Evidence from a randomized statewide policy experiment. Social Science & Medicine, 112, 30–38. doi:10.1016/j.socscimed.2014.04.023