The Social Policy Institute at Washington University in St. Louis is a university-wide initiative dedicated to addressing pressing social issues through transdisciplinary empirical research, dissemination of evidence-informed policy, and training.

What We Do

Conduct transdisciplinary field research

Translate research into evidence-informed policy

Offer education and training in social policy

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Financially Stressed Families Save More with Medicaid, Study Shows

Financially burdened families' savings get a shot in the arm with access to Medicaid, according to a new study from CU Boulder, the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, Washington University in St. Louis and Diego Portales University in Chile.