Evaluation Design for the Next Phase of the Assets for Independence Program: Final Literature Review

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Erica Hecht Zielewski

The Urban Institute

Caroline E. Ratcliffe

The Urban Institute - Labor and Social Policy Center

Signe-Mary McKernan

The Urban Institute - Center on Labor, Human Services and Population

Lissa Johnson

Washington University in St. Louis - Center for Social Development

Michael W. Sherraden

Washington University in St. Louis - George Warren Brown School of Social Work

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Date Written: May 1, 2009

Abstract

Based on our review and synthesis of the individual development account (IDA) literature, findings in this this report include that IDA accounts (in the short-term, five years after program entry) help low-income families become homeowners, start or expand a business, or pursue secondary education. Studies to date have found no relationship between IDA program participation and net worth. The report reviews empirical evidence on the effect of IDA program participation and project design features on outcomes and highlights remaining gaps in the literature.

Keywords: Economy/Taxes, Education, Housing, Poverty, Assets and Safety Net

Suggested Citation

Zielewski, Erica Hecht and Ratcliffe, Caroline E. and McKernan, Signe-Mary and Johnson, Lissa and Sherraden, Michael W., Evaluation Design for the Next Phase of the Assets for Independence Program: Final Literature Review (May 1, 2009). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2206606 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2206606

Erica Hecht Zielewski

The Urban Institute ( email )

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Washington, DC 20037
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Caroline E. Ratcliffe

The Urban Institute - Labor and Social Policy Center ( email )

2100 M Street, NW
Washington, DC 20037
United States
202-261-5548 (Phone)
202-463-8522 (Fax)

Signe-Mary McKernan (Contact Author)

The Urban Institute - Center on Labor, Human Services and Population ( email )

United States

Lissa Johnson

Washington University in St. Louis - Center for Social Development ( email )

St. Louis, MO 63130
United States

Michael W. Sherraden

Washington University in St. Louis - George Warren Brown School of Social Work ( email )

St. Louis, MO 63130
United States
+1 314 935-6691 (Phone)
+1 314 935-8511 (Fax)

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