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Eberly, Donald J.; Gal, Reuven – Online Submission, 2006
"Service Without Guns"--by Donald J. Eberly and Reuven Gal with a guest chapter by Michael Sherraden--notes the many similarities between military service and civilian National Youth Service (NYS) and concludes that NYS can and should become as large and influential in the 21st Century as military service was in the 20th. The book examines the…
Descriptors: Public Service, National Programs, Youth Programs, Service Learning
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Elliott, William; Sherraden, Michael – Economics of Education Review, 2013
This special issue of Economics of Education Review explores the role of savings and asset holding in post-secondary educational achievement. Most college success research has focused on income rather than assets as a predictor, and most college financing policy has focused on tuition support and educational debt, rather than asset accumulation.…
Descriptors: Money Management, Fiscal Capacity, Banking, Postsecondary Education
Zou, Li; Sherraden, Michael – Online Submission, 2010
A growing number of national and local governments view child development accounts (CDAs) as an innovative policy tool for social and economic development. This article reviews the global landscape of CDAs, presents three CDA policy cases from Asia, analyzes main themes and discusses potential implications for China. (Contains 1 table.)
Descriptors: Economic Development, Foreign Countries, Local Government, Child Development
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Kim, Youngmi; Sherraden, Michael; Clancy, Margaret – Economics of Education Review, 2013
Research has linked parents' educational expectations to children's educational attainment, but findings are inconsistent regarding differences in educational expectations by race and ethnicity. In addition, existing studies have focused on school-age children and their parents. In this study, we use a state representative sample to examine…
Descriptors: Mothers, Expectation, Parent Aspiration, Educational Attainment
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Halbrook, Steve A., Ed.; Merry, Carroll E., Ed. – 1996
This document contains abstracts and the complete texts of 19 papers that were presented at a conference held to improve the policy education efforts of extension workers responsible for public affairs programs. The following papers are included: "Microwave Society and Crock-Pot Government" (Bill Graves); "Citizen Participation, Social Capital and…
Descriptors: Abstracts, Adult Education, Agribusiness, Agricultural Education
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Nam, Yunju; Mason, Lisa Reyes; Kim, Youngmi; Clancy, Margaret; Sherraden, Michael – Social Work Research, 2013
This study examined whether and how survey response differs by race and Hispanic origin, using data from birth certificates and survey administrative data for a large-scale statewide experiment. The sample consisted of mothers of infants selected from Oklahoma birth certificates using a stratified random sampling method (N = 7,111). This study…
Descriptors: Minority Groups, Recruitment, American Indians, Sampling
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Grinstein-Weiss, Michal; Sherraden, Michael; Gale, William G.; Rohe, William M.; Schreiner, Mark; Key, Clinton – Economics of Education Review, 2013
This paper presents evidence from a randomized field experiment testing the impact of a 3-year matched savings program on educational outcomes 10 years after the start of the experiment. We examine the effect of an Individual Development Account (IDA) program on (1) educational enrollment, (2) degree completion, and (3) increased education level.…
Descriptors: Money Management, Fiscal Capacity, Enrollment, Graduation
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Grinstein-Weiss, Michal; Zhan, Min; Sherraden, Michael – Journal of Marriage and Family, 2006
Research indicates that marriage has a large effect on reducing the risk of poverty and is associated with a higher probability of attaining affluence over the life course when compared with nonmarriage. Using data from the American Dream Demonstration (N = 2,364), this study compares savings performances of married and unmarried low-income…
Descriptors: Marital Status, Marriage, Low Income Groups, Money Management
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Schreiner, Mark; Ng, Guat Tin; Sherraden, Michael – Research on Social Work Practice, 2006
Because resources are limited, the benefits and costs of social-work interventions--like all interventions--must be compared with the benefits and costs of alternatives. Evidence-based practice should ask, What works? How well does it work? And what does it cost? This article analyzes the provision of Individual Development Accounts (IDAs) with a…
Descriptors: Social Work, Cost Effectiveness, Intervention, Health Care Costs
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Zhan, Min; Sherraden, Michael – 2002
This study examined the effects of mothers' assets (i.e., home ownership and savings) on their expectations and their children's educational achievement in female-headed households. The study used data from the National Survey of Families and Households, which involved interviews with a national sample of 13,017 respondents (including 3,374 blacks…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Attainment, Elementary Secondary Education, Family Income
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Zhan, Min; Sherraden, Michael; Schreiner, Mark – Social Work Research, 2004
The authors examined how welfare recipiency is associated with savings outcomes in individual development accounts (IDAs), a structured savings program for low-income people. They investigated whether welfare recipients can save if they are provided with incentives. Data for this study ore from the American Dream Demonstration (ADD), the first…
Descriptors: Participant Characteristics, Money Management, Banking, Welfare Recipients
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Curley, Jami; Sherraden, Michael – Child Welfare, 2000
Examines the history and current structure of "children's allowances" (cash grants from the government to families with children) around the world and particularly in the United States, to provide a framework for children's savings accounts--long-term savings and asset accumulation for all children. Considers public policy directions for these…
Descriptors: Child Welfare, Family Financial Resources, Family Programs, Federal Aid
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Page-Adams, Deborah; Sherraden, Michael – Social Work, 1997
Summarizes findings from studies that address the effects of assets on personal well-being, economic security, civic behavior, women's status, and children's well-being. Examines implications of asset-building demonstrations and research, presenting it as a new way of thinking about antipoverty strategies where resources are emphasized more than…
Descriptors: Community Development, Community Programs, Economic Development, Economic Factors
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Sherraden, Michael – Social Policy, 1988
Suggests that social welfare policy focus on household assets. Asset distribution is less unequal than income distribution. Assets cushion income shocks, reduce household transaction costs, and provide a stake in the future. Reviews the current policy debate. Discusses policy directions in direct financial transfers, housing, and support for…
Descriptors: Family Financial Resources, Family Income, Financial Policy, Higher Education
Sherraden, Michael – 1992
This essay examines the youth policies and programs of the United Kingdom, Australia, Germany, Sweden, and Norway in an effort to provide examples that may be of assistance in the development of such policies in the United States. Chapter 1 provides an overview of the topic, noting that the focus is on younger adolescents between the ages of 10…
Descriptors: Adolescents, At Risk Persons, Community Programs, Cross Cultural Studies
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