The Center for Social Development is broadly engaged in designing and testing social innovations that promote full inclusion, fair treatment, and achievement of one’s full potential. Our research is transdisciplinary and encompasses seven primary areas.

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Research from 2009

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Evaluation Report of Vital Visionaries: Medical Student and Older Adult Outcomes, Ernest Gonzales and Nancy Morrow-Howell

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Experience Corps: Effects on Student Reading, Nancy Morrow-Howell, Stacey McCrary, Yung Soo Lee, Ed Spitznagel, and Melissa Jonson-Reid

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Experience Corps: Health Outcomes of Participation, Nancy Morrow-Howell, Song-Iee Hong, Stacey McCrary, and Wayne Blinne

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Financial Capability in Children: Effects of Participation in a School-Based Financial Education and Savings Program, Margaret S. Sherraden, Lissa Johnson, Baorong Guo, and William Elliott

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Five Low-Cost Ideas to Help Families Save for College, Margaret M. Clancy and David Newville

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Food Insecurity and Disability: Do Economic Resources Matter?, Jin Huang, Baorong Guo, and Youngmi Kim

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Ghana Country Assessment for Youth Development Accounts, David Ansong

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IDA evaluation handbook: A practical guide and tools for evaluation of pioneering IDA projects, Michael Sherraden, Deborah Page-Adams, Shirley Emerson, Sondra Beverly, Edward Scanlon, Li-Chen Cheng, Margaret S. Sherraden, and Lissa Johnson

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IDAs, Saving Taste, and Household Wealth: Evidence From the American Dream Demonstration, Jin Huang

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Impacts of International Volunteering and Service: Individual and Institutional Predictors, Margaret S. Sherraden, Benjamin J. Lough, and Amanda Moore McBride

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Individual Development Accounts: Creative Savings for Families and Communities, Karen Edwards

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Innovations in Youth Saving and Asset Building Around the World, Rainier Masa

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Investment in Human Development as a Social Development Strategy, Sondra Beverly and Michael Sherraden

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Kenya Country Assessment for Youth Development Accounts, Rainier Masa

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Low-Cost State Innovations to Help Families Save for College, Mark Huelsman and Margaret M. Clancy

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Measuring Volunteer Outcomes: Development of the International Volunteer Impacts Survey, Benjamin J. Lough, Amanda Moore McBride, and Margaret S. Sherraden

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Mei Guo De Zi Chan Jian She: Zheng Ce Chuang Xin Yu Ke Xue Yan Jiu [Asset Building in the US: Policy Innovation and Scientific Research], Michael Sherraden and Li Zou

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Nepal Country Assessment for Youth Development Accounts, Rainier Masa

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Overview of Child Development Accounts in Developing Countries, Jeff Meyer, Rainier D. Masa, and Jamie M. Zimmerman

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Parental Assets and Children's Educational Outcomes, Vernon Loke and Paul Sacco

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Parental Income, Assets, and Borrowing Constraints and Children's Post-Secondary Education, Jin Huang, Baorong Guo, Youngmi Kim, and Michael Sherraden

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Perceived Effects of International Volunteering: Reports From Alumni, Benjamin Lough, Amanda Moore McBride, and Margaret S. Sherraden

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Peru Country Assessment for Youth Development Accounts, Rainier Masa

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Philippines Country Assessment for Youth Development Accounts, Rainier Masa

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Policy Brief: Pursuing 529 College Savings Plan Exclusion from Oklahoma Asset Limit Tests, Lisa Reyes Mason, Soda Lo, and Margaret M. Clancy

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Productive Aging Conference Report, Nancy Morrow-Howell, Gao Jianguo, Li Zou, and Xie Yuxi

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Research Brief: How Do IDAs Affect Benefit Eligibility?, Zoe Neuberger

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Savings and Educational Attainment: The Potential of College Savings Plans to Increase Educational Success, Michael Sherraden

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Second Thoughts: Who Almost Participates in an IDA?, David Rothwell and Chang-Keun Han

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SEED Account Monitoring Research, Lisa Reyes Mason, Yunju Nam, Margaret Clancy, Vernon Loke, and Youngmi Kim

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SEED Account Monitoring Research: Participants, Savings, and Accumulation, Lisa Reyes Mason, Yunju Reyes Mason, Margaret Clancy, Vernon Loke, and Youngmi Kim

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SEED Deposit, Match Cap, and Net Savings Patterns: An Assessment of Institutional Incentives in the I Can Save Program, Baorong Guo, Margaret S. Sherraden, and Lissa Johnson

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Singapore's Central Provident Fund: A National Policy of Life-Long Asset Accounts, Vernon Loke

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Social Security in the 21st Century, Michael Sherraden

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Social Work, Global Poverty, and Development, Michael Sherraden

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State-Level Asset-Building Coalitions: Origins, Operations, and Achievements, Naomi Warren and Gena Gunn

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Streamlined Enrollment and Default Investment: Innovations in Alaska's College Savings Plan, Margaret M. Clancy, Terry Lassar, and Rebekah Miller

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Testimony to the Corporation for National and Community Service, Ernest Gonzales

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The Big Lift: Federal Policy Efforts to Create Child Development Accounts (CDAs), Reid Cramer

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The Child Trust Fund in the UK: Policy Challenges and Potential Responses, Rajiv Prabhakar

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The history and status of children's allowances: Policy background for Children's Savings Accounts, Curley Jami and Michael Sherraden

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The Human Capital Agenda: Asset Holding and Educational Attainment Among African-American Youth, William Elliott, Kevin Kim, Hyunzee Jung, and Min Zhan

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The Rise and Fall of National Service in Nepal: A Critical Study of Service and Citizenship Building in Nepal, Chandra Bhatta

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The SEED for Oklahoma Kids Experiment: Comparison of Treatment and Control Groups, Youngmi Kim and Yunju Nam

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The Southern Regional Asset Building Coalition Survey, Gena Gunn and Jennifer Heffern

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Toward Progressive 529 Plans: Key Points, Michael Sherraden

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Tribal Innovations in Children's Accounts, Miriam Jorgensen and Peter Morris

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Uganda Country Assessment for Youth Development Accounts, Fred Ssewamala

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Wealth Effects of an Asset-Building Intervention Among Rural Households in Sub-Saharan Africa, Gina A. N. Chowa and Michael Sherraden

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Written Comments for the Serve America Act Listening Session, Jennifer Greenfield