Sawhill: Big-Impact Research, Data Access Needed to Help Working Class

Courtesy of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.

Isabel Sawhill thinks too many researchers are more interested in publishing papers than making sure their work has major impact. “An awful lot of researchers are not asking the right questions,” says Sawhill, Senior Fellow, Economic Studies at the Brookings Institution. “We need to push scholars to do more research on big questions.”

Who Will Help Children? Building Regional Brain Regimes

Tate, W. F., IV. (2019, August). Who will help children? Building brain regimes (CSD Perspective No. 19-30). St. Louis, MO: Washington University, Center for Social Development. https://doi.org/10.7936/362f-yk84

A Time of Opportunity

Glover Blackwell, A. (2019, May). A time of opportunity (CSD Perspective No. 19-24). St. Louis, MO: Washington University, Center for Social Development. https://doi.org/10.7936/9jyy-gw12

Segregation: A Threat to Americans’ Shared Goals

Metzger, M. W., & Webber, H. S. (2018). Segregation: A threat to Americans’ shared goals. In M. W. Metzger & H. S. Webber (Eds.), Facing segregation: Housing policy solutions for a stronger society (pp. 3–14). New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Deferred Prosecution Programs: An Implementation Guide

Pettus‐Davis, C., Epperson, M., Grier, A., Kraatz, M., Sawh, L., & Kennedy, S. (2018, October). Deferred prosecution programs: An implementation guide [Report]. Tallahassee, FL: Florida State University College of Social Work, Institute for Justice Research and Development, Washington University Center for Social Development, and University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration.

Guideposts for the Era of Smart Decarceration

Pettus-Davis, C., Epperson, M., & Grier, A. (2017, February). Guideposts for the era of smart decarceration [Report]. Tallahassee, FL: Florida State University College of Social Work, Institute for Justice Research and Development, Washington University Center for Social Development, and University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration.

Asset Building: Toward Inclusive Policy

Sherraden, M., Johnson, L., Clancy, M., Beverly, S. G., Sherraden, M., Schreiner, M., … Han, C.-K. (2016). Asset building: Toward inclusive policy (CSD Working Paper No. 16-49). St. Louis, MO: Washington University, Center for Social Development.

International Child Development Accounts

Sherraden, M., CHENG, L.-C., Ssewamala, F. M., KIM, Y., Loke, V., ZOU, L., … HAN, C.-K. (2016). International Child Development Accounts (CSD Working Paper No. 16-48). St. Louis, MO: Washington University, Center for Social Development.
Under review with theEncyclopedia of Social Work(Oxford University Press).

Policy Innovation for Children and Families

Greenberg, M. H. (2016, October). Policy innovation for children and families (CSD Perspective No. 16-46). St. Louis, MO: Washington University, Center for Social Development.

Financial Outcomes in SEED for Oklahoma Kids

Clancy, M. M., Beverly, S. G., & Sherraden, M. (2016, June). Financial outcomes in SEED for Oklahoma Kids (CSD Fact Sheet No. 16-23). St. Louis, MO: Washington University, Center for Social Development.

Universal Accounts at Birth: Building Knowledge to Inform Policy

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

Closing the Racial Wealth Gap: Innovative Solutions for Change

Southern Regional Asset Building Coalition. (2015). Closing the racial wealth gap: Innovative solutions for change (2014 Southern Regional Asset Building Coalition Conference Report). St. Louis, MO: Washington University, Center for Social Development.

The Early Good News About Child Development Accounts

Clancy, M., Beverly, S. G., & Sherraden, M. (2014, September). The early good news about Child Development Accounts (CSD Research Brief No. 14-24). St. Louis, MO: Washington University, Center for Social Development.

Innovations in Asset Building

Sherraden, M. (2014, February). Innovations in asset building (CSD Perspective No. 14-18). St. Louis, MO: Washington University, Center for Social Development.

Building a Lifetime of Economic Security: Mobilizing for Change

Center for Social Development. (2014). Building a lifetime of economic security: Mobilizing for change (2013 Southern Regional Asset Building Coalition Conference Report). St. Louis: Washington University, Center for Social Development.

From Mass Incarceration to Smart Decarceration

Pettus-Davis, C., & Epperson, M. W. (2014). From mass incarceration to smart decarceration (CSD Working Paper No. 14-31). St Louis, MO: Washington University, Center for Social Development.