Center on Assets, Education, and Inclusion

  1. Accounts, assets, expectations, and achievements: How Child Development Accounts may increase college success

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    Beverly, S. G., Elliott, W., & Sherraden, M. (2013). Accounts, assets, expectations, and achievements: How Child Development Accounts may increase college success (CSD Perspective 13-27). St. Louis, MO: Washington University, Center for Social Development.

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    Beverly, Sondra G., Sherraden, Michael

    Children's Savings Account Perspective Year 2013

  2. Staying on course: The effects of savings and assets on the college progress of young adults

    Increasingly, college graduation is seen as a necessary step toward achieving the American Dream. However, large disparities exist in graduation rates. For many families, the current family income is not enough to finance college. Therefore, many young adults have to rely on education loans, which may be difficult to repay, leaving them strapped with debt after leaving college. This study examines the potential role of assets and savings for promoting college progress among young adults. Overall, findings suggest that policies, such as Child Development Accounts (CDAs), that help parents and youth accumulate savings--especially savings for college--may increase college attendance and graduation completion rates.

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    Elliott, W. and Beverly, S. (2011). Staying on course: The effects of savings and assets on the college progress of young adults. American Journal of Education, 117(3), 343-374.

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    Elliott III, William, Beverly, Sondra G.

    Children's Savings Account Journal Article Year 2011

  3. The role of savings and wealth in reducing “wilt” between expectations and college attendance

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    Elliott, W. and Beverly, S. (2011). The role of savings and wealth in reducing “wilt” between expectations and college attendance. Journal of Children and Poverty, 17(2), 165-185.

    Authors

    Elliott III, William, Beverly, Sondra G.

    Children's Savings Account Journal Article Year 2011