Publication Date

7-1-1998

Summary

Children’s allowances, a common feature of twentieth century welfare states, are cash grants to families with children. The concept of a government-provided monthly cash benefit to foster income security for all children has never had widespread political appeal. This report traces the history of children’s allowances in other nations to see what can be learned about child support policies.

Document Type

Policy Report

Category

Financial Inclusion

Subarea

Asset Building

Notes

Subsequent publication: Curley, J., & Sherraden, M. (2000). Policy lessons from children’s allowances for children’s savings accounts. Child Welfare, 79(6), 661–687.

Original Citation

Curley, J., & Sherraden, M. (1998). The history and status of children's allowances: Policy background for children's savings accounts (CSD Report). St. Louis, MO: Washington University, Center for Social Development.

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.7936/K7NP23ZK

Project

SEED National Initiative

Keywords

child savings, child development account, CDA, policy, SEED

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