Author

Yunju Nam

Additional Authors

Han, Chang-Keun

Publication Date

2-5-2009

Summary

This case study investigates the adoption and implementation of Child Development Accounts (CDAs) in South Korea, using information collected from in-depth interviews and existing documents. The design of the program, an asset-building program for children in the child welfare system, reflects unique needs and conditions of the target population and promotes strong collaboration among governmental and private entities. Issue framing emerges as an important strategy for the CDA policy’s adoption. Institutional and organizational factors, such as sponsorship and well-developed collaboration among multiple partners, may explain the successful implementation of the program.

Document Type

Working Paper

Category

Financial Inclusion

Subarea

Global Asset Building

Notes

Subsequent publication: Nam, Y., & Han, C.-K. (2010). A new approach to promote economic independence among at-risk children: Child Development Accounts (CDAs) in Korea. Children & Youth Services Review, 32(11), 1548–1554. doi:10.1016/j.childyouth.2010.04.009

Original Citation

Nam, Y., & Han, C.-K. (2009). A new approach to promote economic independence among at-risk children: Child Development Accounts (CDAs) in Korea (CSD Working Paper No. 09-02). St. Louis, MO: Washington University, Center for Social Development.

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.7936/K7ZC82CH

Project

South Korea: Asset-Based Policy Development

Keywords

child development account, CDA, youth, GAP

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