Huseynli, A. (2023). Social work in Azerbaijan: Achievements and challenges of the profession. International Social Work, 66(5), 1527–1541. https://doi.org/10.1177/00208728221075824
Li Zou has given many presentations on Child Development Accounts (CDAs) in other countries, but this one was different.
The international director for the Center for Social Development (CSD) was at the World Bank to deliver invited remarks on the bank’s plan to evolve its mission and operations. The bank’s roadmap affirms commitments to poverty reduction and shared prosperity while calling for changes to better meet global challenges.
At the bank’s April 11 Evolution Forum, Zou sketched a strategy for meeting all three of those goals, a strategy for developing a global CDA policy based on research by the Center for Social Development.
Ansong, D., Okumu, M., Nyon, T., Appiah Kubi, J., Amoako, E. O., Koomson, I., Conklin, J. (2023). The effectiveness of financial capability and asset building interventions in improving youth’s educational well-being: A systematic review. Adolescent Research Review. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40894-023-00223-x
November 24-25, 2023,
Baku, Azerbaijan, and virtual
Quint, C. J., & Clancy, M. M. (2023, June). My Alfond Grant CDA: Experience From 10 years of automatic deposits for all Maine newborns (CSD Policy Brief No. 23-19). Washington University, Center for Social Development. https://doi.org/10.7936/9tx1-hf90
Huseynli, A., & Sherraden, M. (2023, June). Child well-being policies in post-Soviet countries: The potential of Child Development Accounts (CSD Policy Brief No. 23-18). Washington University, Center for Social Development. https://doi.org/10.7936/8f0m-qs76
Jones, J. L., Birkenmaier, J., Johnson, L., McClendon, G. G., Nam, Y., Huang, J., & Onifade, E. (2023). Policy, practice, and institutional barriers to financial capability and asset building related to race (racism) in the United States. In M. L. Teasley, M. S. Spencer, & M. Bartholomew (Eds.), Social work and the Grand Challenge of Ending Racism: Concepts, theory, and evidence based approaches (Chap. 21). Oxford University Press.
Brown School honors Clancy with 2023 Distinguished Alumni Award Passion and patience. Margaret Clancy has devoted a generous dose of each during her 24-year career with the Center for Social Development (CSD) in the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis. They have paid off not only for her career, but for millions of […]
Tadesse, A., & Huang, J. (2023). Women’s participation in a savings group and depression: A community-based financial capability intervention in Mozambique. Global Social Welfare, 10(1), 49–59. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40609-022-00251-w
For decades, deeply entrenched policies have made Greater St. Louis one of the most segregated metropolitan areas in the United States. A new briefing book offers policy options for change.
Ansong, D., Okumu, M., & Koomson, I. (Eds.). 2023). Financial capability and assets for socioeconomic development [Special issue]. Global Social Welfare, 10(1). https://link.springer.com/journal/40609/volumes-and-issues/10-1
Murphy, L., Cooper, S., & Beckham, R. (2023, February). Linkage fees: A vehicle for financing affordable housing (CSD Policy Brief No. 23-11). Washington University, Center for Social Development. https://doi.org/10.7936/r0g8-kr48
Alzhrani, A., Kiefer, B., Kim, D.-Y., & Eissner, G. (2023, February). Advancing racial equity through community land trusts (CSD Policy Brief No. 23-10). Washington University, Center for Social Development. https://doi.org/10.7936/hyr6-3569
Borland, O., Kohlstruk, C., & Owens, L. (2023, February). Zoning: Issues and reform (CSD Policy Brief No. 23-09). Washington University, Center for Social Development. https://doi.org/10.7936/9bav-8t27
Al Hammam, F., Haden, J., Logan-Wood, L., & Roeder, J. (2023, February). Racially restrictive covenants: A story of segregation, disinvestment, and lingering implications (CSD Policy Brief No. 23-08). Washington University, Center for Social Development. https://doi.org/10.7936/fshc-6755
Metzger, M. (Ed.). (2023, February). Welcome home: A policy briefing book for housing opportunity in St. Louis County (CSD Research Summary No. 23-07). Washington University, Center for Social Development. https://doi.org/10.7936/q9c7-3n13
Ansong, D., Koomson, I., Okumu, M., Alhassan, M., Makubuya, T., & Abreh, M. K. (2023). Private supplementary tutoring expenditures and children’s learning outcomes: Gender and locational evidence from Ghana. Studies in Educational Evaluation, 76, Article 101232. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.stueduc.2022.101232
Social policy is a part of social work at almost every turn, yet many of the insights from the profession never find their way into the programs and rules that govern social workers’ efforts. What prompts helping professionals to take up policy work, and which strategies are most effective for influencing policy? Social workers and scholars around the world gathered virtually to discuss these subjects at Social Work in Social Policy: Engagement Strategies for Today and the Next Generation—A Book Event.
Deepa, V., Ghoh, C., & Sherraden, M. S. (2023). Financial capability training for social workers in Singapore: Towards more effective practice. International Social Work. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1177/00208728221150901
Huseynli, A. (2023). Asset building policies to lift the resource curse: child development accounts in oil-and-gas-rich countries. Children and Youth Services Review, 145, 106717. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.childyouth.2022.106717
Huseynli, A. (2022). Social work education in post-Soviet countries: Progress of Azerbaijan. British Journal of Social Work, 53(5), 2560–2580. https://doi.org/10.1093/bjsw/bcac225
Koomson, I., Ansong, D., Okumu, M., & Achulo, S. (2023). Effect of financial literacy on poverty reduction across Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda. Global Social Welfare, 10(1), 93–103. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40609-022-00259-2
Huseynli, A., & Jonson-Reid, M. (2022). Child well-being in post-Soviet countries: Discipline practices in families in Azerbaijan. Child Indicators Research, 16, 317–336. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12187-022-09976-8
Birkenmaier, J., Rothwell, D. R., Jacobson Frey, J., & Spence Coffey, D. (2022). Introduction to the Special Issue on Financial Capability and Asset Building for Family Financial Wellbeing. Journal of Family and Economic Issues, 43(4), 647–643. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10834-022-09871-y
Rothwell, D. R., Jacobson Frey, J., & Birkenmaier, J. (Eds.). (2022). Special issue on financial capability and asset building for family financial wellbeing. Journal of Family and Economic Issues, 43(4). https://link.springer.com/journal/10834/volumes-and-issues/43-4
Ansong, D., Okumu, M., & Koomson, I. (2023). Financial capability in Africa: Innovation through evidence, practice, and policy [Special issue introduction]. Global Social Welfare, 10(1), 1–7. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40609-022-00256-5
Sherraden, M., & Zou, L. (2022, October). Global Child Development Accounts: A “moon shot” to develop every child and the planet (CSD Perspective No. 22-27). Washington University, Center for Social Development. https://doi.org/10.7936/s6qa-9q90
Huang, J., Sherraden, M., Sherraden, M. S., & Johnson, L. (2022). Effective finance to increase financial well-being for low-income families: Empirical examination and policy implications. Journal of Consumer Affairs, 56(4), 1638–1657. http://doi.org/10.1111/joca.12484
Fang, S., & Huang, J. (2022). Social workers can help adults with complex needs with financial wellbeing. BMJ, 378, Article 1928. http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.o1928
On June 29, Faculty Directors Jin Huang and Minchao Jin delivered keynote addresses at the 2022 Financial Literacy Education Forum in mainland China. Carried by state news agency Xinhua, Sina Weibo, Youku, and numerous other platforms, the event drew an audience of over 2.65 million viewers.
Zou, L., & Sherraden, M. (2022, June). Child Development Accounts reach over 15 million children globally (CSD Policy Brief No. 22-22). Washington University, Center for Social Development. https://doi.org/10.7936/yfyb-r646
Birkenmaier, J., Huang, J., & Balu, A. (2022). Bank compliance with national transaction account standards: Evidence from a mid‐western metropolitan area. Journal of Consumer Affairs, 56(2), 982–1003. https://doi.org/10.1111/joca.12428
Mason, L. R., Melton, C. C., Gray, D., & Swallow, A. L. (2022). Climate change, social work, and the transition away from fossil fuels: A scoping review. Sustainability, 14(12), Article 7086. https://doi.org/10.3390/su14127086
Clancy, M. M., Beverly, S. G., Schreiner, M., Huang, J., & Sherraden, M. (2022, June). Financial facts: SEED OK Child Development Accounts at age 14 (CSD Fact Sheet No. 22-20). Washington University, Center for Social Development. https://doi.org/10.7936/13ge-kt42
Policies to strengthen vulnerable families typically focus either on boosting income for present needs or assets for future priorities. A recent event spotlighted policies to integrate the two approaches for vulnerable families – as we already do for other families.
Elliott, W., III. (2022, May). Economic security from an asset perspective (CSD Perspective No. 22-19). Washington University, Center for Social Development, and University of Michigan, Center on Assets Education, and Inclusion.
Mason, L. R., Minnick, D. J., Tercero, S., Cummings Melton, C., & Greenfield, J. C. (2022). Policy mapping of US congressional proposals on climate change: Informing social work advocacy. Journal of Policy Practice and Research, 3, 221–240. https://doi.org/10.1007/s42972-022-00055-4
How can vulnerable families overcome barriers to financial security, and what has made it difficult for them to do so? New research in a special issue of Families in Society seeks answers to those questions. Guest edited by Jin Huang, Margaret Sherraden, Jenny L. Jones, and Christine Callahan, the collection developed from papers presented during […]
Fergus, D., & Shanks, T. R. (2022). The long afterlife of slavery in asset stripping, historical memory, and family burden: Toward a third Reconstruction. Families in Society, 103(1), 7–20. https://doi.org/10.1177/10443894211061283
Finsel, C., Watson Grote, M., Libby, M., Mahon, C., & Sherraden, M. S. (2022). Financial capability and asset building with a racial- and gender-equity lens: Advances from the field. Families in Society, 103(1), 86–100. https://doi.org/10.1177/10443894211063133
Sherraden, M. S., Huang, J., Jones, J. L., & Callahan, C. (2022). Building financial capability and assets in America’s families [Special issue introduction]. Families in Society, 103(1), 3–6. https://doi.org/10.1177/10443894211066464
Sherraden, M. S., Huang, J., Jones, J. L., & Callahan, C. (Eds.). (2022). Building financial capability and assets in America’s families [Special issue]. Families in Society, 103(1). https://journals.sagepub.com/toc/fisa/103/1
Beverly, S. G., Huang, J., Clancy, M. M., & Sherraden, M. (2022, January). Policy design for Child Development Accounts: Parents’ perceptions (CSD Research Brief No. 22-03). Washington University, Center for Social Development. https://doi.org/10.7936/nbdq-xa08
Koomson, I., Okumu, M., & Ansong, D. (2022). Introducing the Disease Outbreak Resilience Index (DORI) Using the Demographic and Health Surveys data from sub‑Saharan Africa. Social Indicators Research, 162, 1149–1175. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11205-022-02881-1
Sun, S., Chen, Y.-C., Ansong, D., Huang, J., & Sherraden, M. S. (2022). Household financial capability and economic hardship: An empirical examination of the financial capability framework. Journal of Family and Economic Issues, 43(4), 716–729. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10834-022-09816-5
How does a nation train over a million social workers to help build the financial capability and assets of their clients? What should social workers in China know about finance, and what is the best way to teach them? Weighing these matters, researchers and several of China’s top social workers proposed changes at the First […]
Sherraden, M. (2022, January). Financial capability and asset building in social work practice (CSD Perspective No. 22-01). Washington University, Center for Social Development. https://doi.org/10.7936/a6jt-bb86
Sherraden, M. S. (2022, January). Preparing social workers to improve people’s finances (CSD Perspective No. 22-02). Washington University, Center for Social Development. https://doi.org/10.7936/w45g-2b72
Mason, L. R., Kemp, S. P., Palinkas, L. A., & Krings, A. (2021). Social responses to a changing environment. In C. Franklin (Ed.), Encyclopedia of social work. National Association of Social Workers & Oxford University Press. https://doi.org/10.1093/acrefore/9780199975839.013.1431
Mason, L. R. (2021). Where to for climate justice and social work advocacy? Connect, dialogue, and multisolve. Journal of Policy Practice and Research, 2(4), 258–263. https://doi.org/10.1007/s42972-021-00038-x