Chicago – The Cost of Eviction and Unpaid Bills of Financially Insecure Families for City Budgets

Examining the Canadian Education Savings Program and its Implications for US Child Savings Account (CSA) Policy

This report analyzes the Canadian experience with education savings programs, as the US moves towards more comprehensive Children's Savings Account policy.



Small-Dollar Children’s Savings Accounts, Income, and College Outcomes

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“We’re Going to Do This Together”: Examining the Relationship between Parental Educational Expectations and a Community-Based Children’s Savings Account Program

This paper presents quantitative and qualitative evidence of the relationship between exposure to a community-based Children’s Savings Account (CSA) program and parents’ educational expectations for their children. First, we examine survey data collected as part of the rollout and implementation of The Promise Indiana CSA program. Second, we augment these findings with qualitative data gathered from interviews with parents whose children have Promise Indiana accounts.

Though results differ by parental income and education, the quantitative results using the full sample suggest that parents are more likely to expect their elementary-school children to attend college if they have a 529 account or were exposed to the additional aspects of The Promise Indiana program (i.e., the marketing campaign, college and career classroom activities, information about engaging champions, trip to a University, and the opportunity to enroll into The Promise).