Center on Assets, Education, and Inclusion

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Assistant Professor, University of Tennessee Knoxville

Zibei Chen is an Assistant Professor at the University of Southern Mississippi School of Social Work. She is a poverty scholar with a research agenda centered on understanding financial lives and decision making of low-to-moderate income families and developing evidence-based interventions that promote financial capability and economic prosperity. Her current research projects include identifying characteristics of the unbanked and underbanked groups and examining access to basic financial services and products, with a particular focus on the roles of race, gender, income. She holds an MSW and PhD from Louisiana State University, and received postdoc training at the Center on Assets, Education, and Inclusion housed in the University of Michigan School of Social Work.


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