Author

Min Zhan

Additional Authors

Sherraden, Michael; Schreiner, Mark

Publication Date

7-1-2002

Summary

Both theoretical frameworks and empirical evidence show that asset-based, means-tested welfare programs have negative effects on savings behaviors of welfare recipients. In this study, we examine how welfare recipiency is associated with savings outcomes in Individual Development Accounts. The results suggest that when other factors are controlled, receipt of welfare either before or at enrollment of IDAs is not correlated with savings outcomes. Policy implications under current welfare reform are discussed.

Document Type

Working Paper

Category

Financial Inclusion

Subarea

Asset Building

Original Citation

Zhan, M., Sherraden, M., & Schreiner, M. (2002). Welfare recipiency and savings outcomes in Individual Development Accounts (CSD Working Paper No. 02-8). St. Louis, MO: Washington University, Center for Social Development.

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.7936/K78915DN

Project

American Dream Policy Demonstration (ADD)

Keywords

ADD, American Dream Demonstration, IDA, individual development, saving, welfare recipients, savings outcomes

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