Experts from the Center for Social Development traveled to Asia in mid-April to advise Taiwanese leaders about social policy and social work education.
Child Development Accounts take center stage in a newly released special issue of the Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development. The sweeping, seven-article issue shows the global context of the emerging asset-building policy. “Many countries are exploring new policy innovations that encourage asset building,” said Michael Sherraden, who co-edited the issue and co-authored […]
Loke, V., & Sherraden, M. (2019). Building assets from birth: Singapore’s policies. Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development, 29(1), 6–19. doi:10.1080/02185385.2019.1571940
Huang, J., Zou, L., & Sherraden, M. (Eds.). (2019). Inclusive child development accounts: Toward universality and progressivity [Special issue]. Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development, 29(1).
Sherraden, M., Huang, J., & Zou, L. (2019). Toward universal, progressive, and lifelong asset building: Introduction to the special issue. Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development, 29(1), 1–5. doi:10.1080/02185385.2019.1575272
The Congressional Research Institute for Social Work and Policy hosted its fifth annual Social Work Day on the Hill on March 20 in Washington, D.C.
Sherraden, M., & Clancy, M. M. (2019, March). A bill to create the Bright Futures Plan Task Force: Testimony on H.B. 2389 before the House Education Committee, Oregon State Legislature (CSD Testimony No. 19-09). St. Louis, MO: Washington University, Center for Social Development. https://doi.org/10.7936/zb67-p268
With financial support from philanthropists, the Center for Social Development is conducting a third wave of research on Child Development Accounts (CDAs) in the Oklahoma 529 College Savings Plan. Wave 3 of the SEED for Oklahoma Kids (SEED OK) experiment expands the original CDA with an automatic, progressive deposit and extends the research to examine […]
Clancy, M. M., Sherraden, M., & Beverly, S. G. (2019, March). SEED for Oklahoma Kids Wave 3: Extending Rigorous Research and a Successful Policy Model (CSD Research Brief No. 19-06). St. Louis, MO: Washington University, Center for Social Development. https://doi.org/10.7936/zx2j-0543
Ansong, D., Chowa, G., Masa, R., Despard, M. R., Sherraden, M., Wu, S., & Osei-Akoto, I. (2019). Effects of youth savings accounts on school attendance and academic performance: Evidence from a youth savings experiment. Journal of Family and Economic Issues, 40(2), 269–281. http://doi.org/10.1007/s10834-018-9604-5
Huang, J., Nam, Y., Sherraden, M., & Clancy, M. M. (2019). Impacts of child development accounts on parenting practices: evidence from a randomised statewide experiment. Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development, 29(1), 34–47. doi:10.1080/02185385.2019.1575270
Huang, J., Beverly, S. G., Kim, Y., Clancy, M. M., & Sherraden, M. (2019). Exploring a model for integrating Child Development Accounts with social services for vulnerable families. Advance online publication. Journal of Consumer Affairs. https://doi.org/10.1111/joca.12239
Clark Atlanta University has launched an internship program for MSW students built on the Center for Social Development’s pioneering work in Financial Capability and Asset Building.
Sherraden, M. (2018). Asset building as social investment. Journal of Sociology and Social Welfare, 45(4), 35–54. doi:10.7936/d50p-as46
Sherraden, M. (2018). Foreword. In M. W. Metzger & H. S. Webber (Eds.), Facing segregation: Housing policy solutions for a stronger society (pp. ix–xi). New York, NY: Oxford University Press.
Murli Desai, a Brown School alumna, has received the Life Time Achievement Award from the National Association of Professional Social Workers in India.
The Center for Social Development at Washington University’s Brown School is once again engaged in partnership for development of social work in mainland China. The focus is on financial capability.
The Azerbaijan Minister of Labor and Social Protection Sahil Babayev and Social Policy and Services Department Head Himalay Mamishov met with Center for Social Development Director Michael Sherraden, International Director Li Zou and Research Associate Aytakin Huseynli.
Center for Social Development Director Michael Sherraden and International Director Li Zou represented Washington University in St. Louis during a conference on “The 30th Anniversary of the Re-establishment of Social Work in China.”
Michael Sherraden delivered the keynote address at the Grand Challenges for Social Work event “Economic Equality and Financial Capability” in October at the University of Denver’s Graduate School of Social Work.
Michael Sherraden will deliver the keynote address at the Grand Challenges for Social Work event Economic Equality and Financial Capability on October 25 at the University of Denver’s Graduate School of Social Work.
Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong spoke at the August 24 launch of the book “Critical Issues in Asset Building in Singapore’s Development.” Professors S. Vasoo and Bilveer Singh at the National University of Singapore (NUS) edited the book. The lead chapter is by Michael Sherraden, director of the Center for Social Development at Washington University in St. Louis.
Sherraden, M. (2018). Challenges in asset building in Singapore. In S. Vasoo & B. Singh (Eds.), Critical issues in asset building in Singapore’s development (pp. 1–19). doi:10.1142/9789813239760_0001
Sherraden, M., Cheng, L.-C., Ssewamala, F., Kim, Y., Loke, V., Zou, L., … Han, C.-K. (2018, July 30). International Child Development Accounts. In C. Franklin et al. (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Social Work. doi:10.1093/acrefore/9780199975839.013.1261
A national Child Development Account policy is emerging in Taiwan. President Tsai Ing-wen in June signed into law the Act on Savings Accounts for the Education and Development of Children and Teenagers.
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
Our faculty and staff are committed to advancing racial equity, and one of the most important vehicles is the national Grand Challenges for Social Work. We’ve created four webinars to highlight this initiative.
About 50 researchers, practitioners, policymakers and funders met this month in Washington, D.C., to discuss how to advance the field of Child Development Account programs by making them sustainable and scaleable to reach millions.
Sherraden, M., Johnson, L., Clancy, M. M., Beverly, S. G., Sherraden, M. S., Schreiner, M., … Han, C.-K. (2018, March 28). Asset building: Toward inclusive policy. In C. Franklin et al. (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Social Work. doi:10.1093/acrefore/9780199975839.013.25
The Congressional Research Institute for Social Work and Policy will hold the fourth annual Social Work Day on the Hill on March 21, in Washington, D.C.
Nam, Y., Hole, E., Sherraden, M., & Clancy, M. M. (2018). Program knowledge and racial disparities in savings outcomes in a Child Development Account experiment. Journal of Family and Economic Issues, 39(1), 145–162. doi:10.1007/s10834-017-9544-5
Sherraden, M., Clancy, M., & Beverly, S. (2018). Taking Child Development Accounts to scale: Ten key policy design elements (CSD Policy Brief No. 18-08). St. Louis, MO: Washington University, Center for Social Development.
Kim, Y., Huang, J., Sherraden, M., & Clancy, M. (2018). Child Development Accounts and saving for college: Mediated by parental educational expectations? Social Science Quarterly, 99(3), 1105–1118. doi:10.1111/ssqu.12479
As economists float the proposal to give every newborn in the United States a “baby bond” account with between $500 to $50,000 in cash, Michael Sherraden, director of the Center for Social Development, says a solution already exists — Child Development Accounts.
Johnson, L., Lee, Y., Njenga, G., Kieyah, J., Osei-Akoto, I., Rodriguez, C. O., … Zou, L. (2018). School banking as a strategy for strengthening youth economic participation in developing countries: Lessons from YouthSave. Global Social Welfare, 5(4), 265–275. doi:10.1007/s40609-017-0109-1
Michael Sherraden, PhD, received the Society for Social Work and Research’s 2018 Social Policy Researcher Award, which is “in recognition of Dr. Sherraden’s record of accomplishment that demonstrates distinguished achievement across an extended career of research in social policy.”
The book “Asset-Building Policies and Innovation in Asia” – a valuable resource for students and scholars of Asian social policy – is now available in paperback.
Lough, B. J., Sherraden, M. S., Moore A. M., Sherraden, M., & Pritzker, S. (2017). Productive engagement early in life: Civic and volunteer service as a pathway to development (Grand Challenges for Social Work initiative Working Paper No. 23). Cleveland, OH: American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare.
Schreiner, M., & Sherraden, M. (2017). Qiong Ren Neng Zan Qian Ma [Can the poor save? Saving and asset building in Individual Development Accounts] (Trans Y. Sun). Beijing, China: Commercial Press.
In a joint appearance, the authors of “The Financial Diaries: How American Families Cope in a World of Uncertainty” headlined an October 24 event co-sponsored by the Center for Social Development and the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.
The Global Social Development Innovations research center will focus on developing community-driven initiatives that address economic security, workforce development, financial inclusion, social protection, health and education.
Lee, Y. S., Johnson, L., Ansong, D., Osei-Akoto, I., Masa, R., Chowa, G., & Sherraden, M. (2017). “Taking the Bank to the Youth”: Impacts on savings from the Ghana YouthSave Experiment. Journal of International Development, 29(7), 936–947. doi:10.1002/jid.3315
The Center for Social Development congratulates Shanondora Billiot, PhD, and Jessica Black, PhD, on their new faculty positions at the University of Illinois School of Social Work and the University of Alaska Fairbanks, respectively.
Kim, Y., Huang, J., Sherraden, M., & Clancy, M. (2017). Child Development Accounts, parental savings, and parental educational expectations: A path model. Children and Youth Services Review, 79, 20–28. doi:10.1016/j.childyouth.2017.05.021
Gina Chowa, Center for Social Development faculty director for Global Asset Building, is director of the new Global Social Development Innovations Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
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!
Huang, J., Sherraden, M. S., Clancy, M. M., Sherraden, M., & Shanks, T. R. (2017, March). Start lifelong asset building with universal and progressive Child Development Accounts (Policy Action No. 11.1). Cleveland, OH: American Academy of Social Work & Social Welfare, Grand Challenges for Social Work initiative.
Social Work Month may be ending, but social work’s professional commitment to addressing society’s challenges continues in earnest! Today the Grand Challenges for Social Work initiative is sharing insights on moving ideas and evidence into policy, including policy strategies and actions to address critical national problems.
Rohe, W. M., Key, C., Grinstein-Weiss, M., Schreiner, M., & Sherraden, M. (2017). The impacts of Individual Development Accounts, assets, and debt on future orientation and psychological depression. Journal of Policy Practice, 16(1), 24–45. doi:10.1080/15588742.2015.1125329
Springing from work at the Center for Social Development, a Financial Capability and Asset Building initiative is underway in Singapore. Soon social workers there will develop knowledge and skills for working with low-income families on their household finances.