Asset development policies have been promoted as a means to create a more inclusive “ownership society.” During the past few years, asset building scholarship has begun to focus specifically on marginalized groups including persons with disabilities. Using a sample of Individual Development Account (IDA) program participants (N=376), we examine effects of disability status on IDA saving performance; we also assess variations in saving performance by individual and programmatic characteristics. Our results suggest that disability status, in addition to a number of individual and program characteristics, is associated with saving performance in an IDA. Implications for practice and scholarship are presented.
Lombe, M., Huang, J., Putnam, M., & Cooney, K. (2008). Exploring saving performance in an IDA for people with disabilities: Some preliminary findings (CSD Working Paper No. 08-27). St. Louis, MO: Washington University, Center for Social Development.
American Dream Policy Demonstration (ADD)
disability, savings, IDA, individual development account, savings performance, research, ADD, American Dream Demonstration
Lombe, Margaret, "Exploring Saving Performance in an IDA for People With Disabilities: Some Preliminary Findings" (2008). Center for Social Development Research. 32.