This research brief highlights the findings of several studies from the SEED for Oklahoma Kids experiment, a large-scale policy test of universal, automatic, and progressive Child Development Accounts (CDAs). The universal and automatic components make the CDA in SEED OK inclusive by providing college accounts and savings to all treatment children. These studies primarily report the positive impacts of the CDA on nonfinancial outcomes (e.g., educational expectations, mother’s mental health, and child development). The impacts are often greater for disadvantaged children.
Beverly, S. G., Clancy, M. M., & Sherraden, M. (2016, June). The early positive impacts of Child Development Accounts (CSD Research Brief No. 15-08). St. Louis, MO: Washington University, Center for Social Development.
SEED for Oklahoma Kids
529, assets, CDA, child savings account, college savings, college savings plan, SEED OK, United States
Beverly, Sondra G., "The Early Positive Impacts of Child Development Accounts" (2015). Center for Social Development Research. 402.