Additional Authors

Wagner, Kristen

Publication Date

7-1-2006

Summary

Research indicates that homeownership is a key variable in wealth accumulation. Using data from the American Dream Demonstration, this study examines the performance of low-incomeblacks and whites saving for homeownership through Individual Development Accounts (IDAs), a matched saving program. Results show black IDA participants saved smaller amounts and less frequently. Furthermore, findings suggest institutional variables have different associations with savings for blacks and whites. Implications for policymakers and program administrators are discussed regarding differential targeting of race groups in the design and implementation of programs aimed toward increasing savings and assets accumulation for low-income and minority households.

Document Type

Working Paper

Category

Financial Inclusion

Category

Financial Inclusion

Subarea

Asset Building

Original Citation

Grinstein-Weiss, M., & Wagner, K. (2006). Using Individual Development Accounts to save for a home: Are there differences by race? (CSD Working Paper No. 06-06). St. Louis, MO: Washington University, Center for Social Development.

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.7936/K7TX3DZN

Project

American Dream Policy Demonstration (ADD)

Keywords

IDA, individual development account, race, homeownership, saving, savings, comparative perspective, ADD, American Dream Demonstration

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