2014 Assets Learning Conference

Encouraging Aspirations: New Research on Children's Savings Initiatives

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014
10:15 - 11:45 AM

Room: Georgetown

This session will showcase new research around the implementation of children’s savings initiatives, including factors that affect take-up of children’s savings accounts. This session will also explore the impacts of children’s savings programs, such as the effect on children’s early development and college expectations and attendance, and the policy implications of these findings for growing the field.


  • Margaret Clancy, Center for Social Development, Washington University in St. Louis
  • William Elliott III, Assets & Education Initiative, University of Kansas
  • Melinda Lewis, Assets & Education Initiative, University of Kansas
  • Trina Shanks, University of Michigan
  • Frank DeGiovanni, Ford Foundation (Moderator)


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