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The Role of Institutions In Low-income Households' Saving Behavior. Edition No. 1
- ID: 1900929
- September 2010
- 140 Pages
- VDM Publishing House
This study examines the role of institutions in the saving participation and performance of low-income households in Individual Development Accounts (IDAs). The study suggests that institutional characteristics are important in the saving behavior of low-income households. These findings can begin to provide policy makers with a better understanding of the role of institutions to help them create more successful programs that promote saving and asset accumulation among populations that generally do not have access to institutionalized saving mechanisms.
Dr. Curley is an Assistant Professor at the School of Social Work at Saint Louis University. Her primary academic interests are in the social economic development of low-income families and children through asset-based strategies domestically and internationally.