On June 25, 2020, join the Social Policy Institute at Washington University in St. Louis and Center for Household Financial Stability at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis to better understand the likely impacts COVID-19 on family wealth, and some possible responses to those gaps.
At 1 p.m. on June 4, 2020, join the Social Policy Institute at Washington University and the Center for Household Financial Stability at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis for a virtual conversation with Jonathan Gruber and Simon Johnson, authors of Jump-Starting America: How Breakthrough Science Can Revive Economic Growth and the American Dream.
Date: November 18, 2019 | 5:30 Reception | 6:00 Lecture Location: Clark-Fox Forum, Hillman Hall, Washington University in St. Louis Congress has slashed the budget for the IRS’s oversight of nonprofit organizations. In the wake of the cuts, Wall Street is increasingly finding ways to profit from nonprofits. What does this mean for the social sector […]
Washington University in St. Louis is launching the Social Policy Institute (SPI), a new university-wide initiative dedicated to addressing pressing social issues through empirical research, dissemination of evidence-informed policy, and training in social policy.
Job quality intervention pilot programs have the potential to help employers discover effective ways to recruit and retain frontline workers. The Social Policy Institute at Washington University in St. Louis offers insights into realistic ways to obtain data on your pilot program’s effectiveness and ideas about how to convey your results in ways that will garner support for your efforts.
Employee financial wellness programs have garnered a great deal of attention, but what do we really know about their impact on employees? The Social Policy Institute at Washington University in St. Louis presents hot-off-the-presses research on financial wellness program outcomes and discusses best practices in measurement.
Low- and moderate-income employees’ financial lives can be complicated and the challenge of making ends meet may distract them at work. Employers can offer evidence-informed workplace financial products and services targeted towards LMI employees to improve stability and increase wealth.
The Time is Now is a powerful convening of workforce development professionals, employers, frontline workers, and funders. This two-day event will advance the learning agenda on critical workforce issues.
The Social Policy Institute welcomes Kathy Kraninger, the director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, who will be giving remarks on the importance of promoting financial security and financial well-being and discussing a new savings initiative from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). Co-sponsored by the Clark-Fox Policy Institute, the Gephardt Institute for Civic & Community Engagement and the CFPB.
To provide the opportunity for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (the Bureau) Tax Time Savings Initiative Cohort partners to meet in person and share ideas on ways that Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) programs can increase economic stability through the improved use of savings products and services.
In June 2018, the Board of Governors of The Jewish Agency for Israel unanimously elected Isaac Herzog to succeed Natan Sharansky as the Chairman of the Executive of this historic and influential organization.
Frank-Miller, E. and Despard, M.;
Dissemination of research findings from the Employee Financial Wellness Programs project through a series of webinars to the National Fund for Workforce Solutions’ regional collaboratives.
Frank-Miller, E. and Despard, M.; Dissemination of research findings from the Employee Financial Wellness Programs project through a series of webinars to the National Fund for Workforce Solutions’ regional collaboratives. Hosted by the National Fund for Workforce Solutions.
The Nudgeathon program aims to improve the performance of social services provided by the JDC by employing Behavioral Economics methodologies and tools. The main tool used is a “nudge.” Nudges are interventions designed to influence people’s behavior by subtly altering the choice architecture in which they make decisions without limiting their freedom of choice.
November 9, 2018: 8:30 AM-10:00 AM
8228 – Lobby Level (Marriott Wardman Park) Panel Chairs: Olga Kondratjeva, Washington University in St. Louis
Discussants: Stephen Grant, Prudential Workplace Solutions Group
Frank-Miller, E.; Dissemination of research findings from the Employee Financial Wellness Programs project to the National Fund for Workforce Solutions’ regional collaboratives. Hosted by the National Fund for Workforce Solutions.
Low- and moderate-income (LMI) households lack sufficient liquid assets to address unexpected emergencies and dips in income (McKernan, Ratcliffe, & Vinopal, 2009; Pew Charitable Trusts, 2015). Receiving tax refunds is an opportunity for recipients of the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) to build emergency savings to help cope with these financial shocks.
On-demand peer-to-peer services (‘gigs’) coordinated by platforms like Uber, allow workers to decide for themselves when and how much to work. This flexible work arrangement offers workers granular control over their earnings.
Despard, M.; Presentation to philanthropic leaders through the Asset Funders Network summarizing research findings and recommendations from the Employee Financial Wellness Programs project. Hosted by the Asset Funders Network: Working Group on Work and Wealth.
Financial well-being means having financial security and freedom of choice, both now and into the future. Research on the state of financial well-being in the United States and what drives it is now available for the first time.