Center on Assets, Education, and Inclusion

  1. Investing in Children Early Increases Access to Education

    August 1, 2012

    A recent article in US News & World Report cites research by AEDI scholars. The articles states, "Children's savings accounts (CSAs) are one way to combat this "wilt" and keep students college-bound. We're highlighting CSAs not because they mean less borrowing (though that's a good thing),...

  2. New issue themed "The Future Success". This speical issue features several articles that might be of interest to those interested in children's savings.

    July 16, 2012
    • Dana Goldstein shows how a small amount of personal savings can make a world of difference for children, who are more likely to attend college and succeed in life if they hold some...
  3. New Research: Long Term Effects of Youth Savings Accounts on Adult Saving Behaviors

    July 2, 2012

    While AEDI’s main focus is on the relationship between assets and education, the case for providing adolescents or younger children with savings accounts goes beyond their potential for improving adolescents’ educational outcomes. These findings [finding discussed in NAF blog] discussed...

  4. KU Professor's Study Calls for Establishing Savings Accounts for all Kids

    June 18, 2012

    Children who own a savings account early in life are much more likely to have greater financial assets and positive financial habits when they grow older than those who don’t. A University of Kansas professor has authored an article urging policy makers to establish early life accounts for all...

  5. Creating a College-Bound Identity: Saving Money for College Makes Kids Confident They Can Go.

    June 6, 2012

    When children save for college they are more likely to go, experts say. A new program from the U.S. Department of Education sets out to test this hypothesis and make college a reality for more children.

  6. Expert Touts Obama College Savings Plan as New Way to ‘American Dream’

    June 1, 2012

    College savings accounts like the ones the Obama administration proposed Thursday represent a “new formula for reaching the American dream,” a leading scholar in the field of children’s savings and college success said.

  7. The Case for Extending Financial Inclusion for Children.

    June 1, 2012
  8. Education Department Releases Proposal to Help Thousands of Disadvantaged Students Access College Through Savings Accounts

    May 31, 2012

    “We believe that savings accounts play a key role in helping all students – especially those from low-income families – access and succeed in college,” U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said in a release. “Empowering disadvantaged students with financial resources and skills will...

  9. Financing College Success: Innovations to Promote Readiness, Access, and Completion

    May 31, 2012

    The U.S. Department of Education announces a new College Savings Account Research Demonstration Project, which will be...

  10. Will a College Savings Account Inspire College Attendance?

    June 29, 2011

    A pilot program will give students at KIPP urban charter schools college savings accounts — along with education about college readiness — in hope that college savings will inspire them to go to college.

  11. One Small, Surprising Way to Ensure Your Kid Gets to College

    May 13, 2011

    Here's a fascinating bit of research that caught my eye: According to a new report by the College Savings Initiative, kids with a savings account in their own name are six times more likely to attend...