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 2011

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International Volunteerism in Asia, Caroline Brassard

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Participant Satisfaction With the Mission Continues Fellowship Program for Post 9/11 Disabled Veterans, Monica M. Matthieu, Michael J. Pereira, and Ian D. Smith

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Productive Aging Conference Report, Center for Social Development

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Reducing the College Progress Gap Between Low- to Moderate-Income (LMI) and High-Income (HI) Young Adults, William Elliott III, Monique Constance-Huggins, and Hyun-a Song

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Reducing the College Progress Gap Between Low- to Moderate-Income (LMI) and High-Income (HI) Young Adults: Assets as an Understudied Form of Economic Capital, William Elliott III, Monique Constance-Huggins, and Hyun-a Song

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Seoul Hope Plus Savings Accounts: Asset-Building Program for Low-Income Households in Seoul (Second-Year Collaborative Research Report), Youngmi Kim, Soonung Lee, and Mihyun Kim

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Social Ecological Constraints to Park Use in Communities With Quality Access, J. Aaron Hipp, Ravikumar Chockalingam, and Deepti Adlakha

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Survey Response in a Statewide Social Experiment: Differences in Being Located and Collaborating by Race and Hispanic Origin, Yunju Nam, Lisa Reyes Mason, Youngmi Kim, Margaret Clancy, and Michael Sherraden

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Taking Stock of Ten Years of Research on the Relationship Between Assets and Children's Educational Outcomes: Implications for Theory, Policy, and Intervention, William Elliott III, Mesmin Destin, and Terri Friedline

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Ten-Year Impacts of Individual Development Accounts on Homeownership: Evidence From a Randomized Experiment, Michal Grinstein-Weiss, Michael Sherraden, William Gale, William M. Rohe, Mark Schreiner, and Clinton Key

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The Age Old Question, Which Comes First? a Simultaneous Test of Children's Savings and Children's College-Bound Identity, William Elliott III, Eun Hee Choi, Mesmin Destin, and Kevin Kim

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The Age Old Question, Which Comes First? a Simultaneous Test of Children's Savings and Children's College-Bound Identity, William Elliott III, Eun Hee Choi, Mesmin Destin, and Kevin H. Kim

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The Basic Economic Security Tables for the US Report, Center for Social Development

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The Mission Continues: Engaging Post-9/11 Disabled Military Veterans in Civic Service, Monica M. Matthieu, Ian D. Smith, Amanda Moore McBride, and Nancy Morrow-Howell

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Toward a Children's Savings and College-Bound Identity Intervention for Raising College Attendance Rates: A Multilevel Propensity Score Analysis, William Elliott III, Gina Chowa, and Vernon Loke

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Two Accounts for Why Adolescent Savings Is Predictive of Young Adult Savings: An Economic Socialization Perspective and an Institutional Perspective, William Elliott III, Paul Webley, and Terri Friedline

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Understanding Barriers and Facilitators to Participation in People With Aphasia: A Qualitative Approach, Elisa Garcia and Lisa Tabor Connor

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Understanding Geographic Variations in Bmi in India, Ravikumar Chockalingham, Ramesh Raghavan, Jyotsna Agrawal, Gyanesh Lama, Hor Yan Angel Lai, and Guatam Yadama

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"We Try to Create the World That We Want": Intentional Communities Forging Livable Lives in St. Louis, Joshua Lockyer, Peter Benson, Daniel Burton, LeeAnn Felder, Danielle Hayes, Erica Jackey, and Alysa Lerman

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When Effort and Ability Are Not Enough to Reduce the College Enrollment Gap, Does College Savings Help?, William Elliott III

Research from 2010

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Asset Building in the South: Organizations and Services, Gena Gunn, Jennifer Heffern, and Karen Edwards

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Assets and Liabilities, Race/Ethnicity, and Children's College Education, Min Zhan and Michael Sherraden

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Assets and Liabilities, Race/Ethnicity, and Children's College Education, Min Zhan and Michael Sherraden

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Capacity Building Contributions of Short-Term International Volunteers, Benjamin J. Lough, Amanda Moore McBride, Margaret S. Sherraden, and Kathleen O'Hara

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CDA Legislative Challenges and Opportunities, Fred T. Goldberg, Bob Friedman, and Ray Boshara

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College Savings Plan Accounts at Birth: Maine's Statewide Program, Margaret M. Clancy and Terry Lassar

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Do Parental Assets Matter for Children's Educational Attainment?: Evidence From Mediation Tests, Youngmi Kim and Michael Sherraden

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Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) Utilization in Native Communities, Kristen Wagner and Amy Locklear Hertel

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Emerging Perspectives on International Volunteerism in Asia, Caroline Brassard, Margaret S. Sherraden, and Benjamin J. Lough

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Estimating the Life Course Dynamics of Asset Poverty, Mark R. Rank and Thomas A. Hirschl

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Examining the Effects of New York Experience Corps® Program on Young Readers Literacy, Maurice N. Gattis, Nancy Morrow-Howell, Stacey McCrary, Madeline Lee, Melissa Johnson-Reid, Henrika McCoy, Kemba Tamar, Alina Molina, and Marcia Invernizzi

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Financial Capability: What Is It, and How Can It Be Created?, Margaret S. Sherraden

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From Helena to Harlem: Experiences of Lower-Income Rural and Urban Parents in Childrens Savings Account Programs, Edward Scalon and LeAnn Wittman

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Household Assets and Food Stamp Program Participation Among Eligible Low-Income Households, Jin Huang, Yunju Nam, and Nora Wikoff

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International Volunteerism in the United States, 2008, Benjamin Lough

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Lessons From SEED: A National Demonstration of Child Development Accounts, Michael Sherraden, Julia Stevens, Deborah Adams, Ray Boshara, Margaret Clancy, Reid Cramer, Bob Friedman, Rochelle Howard, Karol Krotki, Ellen Marks, Lisa Mensah, Bryan Rhodes, Carl Rist, Edward Scanlon, Trina Williams Shanks, Michael Sherraden, Julia Stevens, Leigh Tivol, and Robert Zager

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Perceived Impacts of International Service on Volunteers: Interim Results From a Quasi-Experimental Study, Amanda Moore McBride, Benjamin J. Lough, and Margaret Sherrard Sherraden

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Perspective From the Left: Childrens Savings Accounts, Mobility, and Inequality, Jared Bernstein

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Perspective From the Right: Building a Cross-Ideological Consensus for Child Development Accounts, David John

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Policy Context for CDAs Over the Next 20 Years, Eugene Steuerle

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Research on Assets for Children and Youth : Reflections on the Past and Prospects for the Future, Deborah Adams, Yunju Nam, Trina R. Williams Shanks, Sarah Hicks, and Christine Robinson

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Rwanda Country Assessment for Youth Development Accounts, Sarah Myers Tlapek

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Saving for College: A Policy Primer, Margaret M. Clancy, Terry Lassar, and Krista Taake

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Saving for Post-Secondary Education in American Indian Communities, Amy Locklear Hertel and Mary Elizabeth Jäger

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Saving for Post-Secondary Education in American Indian Communities: A Geospatial and Quantitative Analysis, Amy Locklear Hertel and Mary Elizabeth Jäger

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Savings and Financial Services in Native Communities, Kristen Wagner and Kristen Wagner

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Savings Outcomes of an IDA Program for Survivors of Domestic Violence, Cynthia Sanders

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Seoul Hope Plus Savings Accounts: Asset-Building Program for Low-Income Households in Seoul, Mihyun Kim, Jisung Kwon, Sunwook Chung, Hyunmira Hong, Yunju Nam, Youngmi Kim, and Eunlye Lee

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Staying on Course: The Effects of Savings and Assets on the College Progress of Young Adults, Sondra G. Beverly and William Elliott III

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Staying on Course: The Effects of Savings and Assets on the College Progress of Young Adults, William Elliott III and Sondra G. Beverly