Publication Date

7-30-2009

Summary

Improved College Savings (529) Plans are part of the Obama administration’s broader focus on postsecondary education access and degree completion. This brief contains a literature review of the effects of savings and assets on outlook and life chances. The brief also examines the potential of savings to influence educational attainment and college completion.

Document Type

Research Brief

Category

Financial Inclusion

Subarea

Asset Building

Original Citation

Sherraden, M. (2009, July). Saving and educational attainment: The potential of College Savings Plans to increase educational success (CSD Research & Policy Brief No. 09-29). St. Louis, MO: Washington University, Center for Social Development.

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.7936/K7GF0T00

Project

College Success

Keywords

529, academic achievement, child savings, college savings, college savings plan, policy

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