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.
Operation Food Search Launch Event
January 31, 2019: Learn how this innovative program provides fresh local food for strong moms and healthy babies. Enjoy food from local farmers while meeting program contributors and participants.
Behavioral Economics Nudgeathon – Next Steps and Using Behavioral Economics to Impact Policy and Practice
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.
Advancing Social Responsibility through Cross-Sector Partnerships. University Social Responsibility Network Summit, Haifa, Israel
Dr. Grinstein-Weiss discusses inter-sectional collaboration in promoting social responsibility through innovation and entrepreneurship at the University Social Responsibility Network Summit.
Financial Well-Being: Across Generations, Income Levels, and Business Models (Links to an external site)
Frank-Miller, E.; Speaker at The Conference Board’s Employee Financial Well-Being Conference, Chicago, IL.
Panel: Elevating the Well-Being of Low-Income Families through State and Federal Safety Net Programs (Links to an external site)
November 10, 2018: 10:15 AM-11:45 AM McKinley – Mezz Level (Marriott Wardman Park) Panel Chairs: Nisha Patel, Robin HoodDiscussants: Jeremie Greer, Prosperity Now and David Newville, Prosperity Now
Panel: Policies and Interventions to Promote the Financial Inclusion of Low- and Moderate-Income Households: Current Evidence (Links to an external site)
November 10, 2018: 8:30 AM-10:00 AM 8216 – Lobby Level (Marriott Wardman Park) Panel Chairs: Anne Romatowski, JP Morgan Chase & Co.Discussants: Kasey Wiedrich, Prosperity Now
Panel: Building Assets in Economically Vulnerable and Underprivileged Populations: Barriers and Opportunities (Links to an external site)
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
Workplace financial wellness programs: Resources for regional collaborative sites
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.
Can Precommitment Increase Savings Deposits? Evidence from a Tax Time Field Experiment (Links to an external site)
This work aims to encourage the saving of the tax refund through an experiment embedding behavioral interventions in a tax filing platform serving almost a million low- and moderate-income households.
Tax-Time Saving Among EITC Recipients: Results of a Large-Scale Experiment Informed by Behavioral Economics (Links to an external site)
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.
The Impact of the Gig-Economy on Financial Hardship (Links to an external site)
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.
Workforce financial wellness: Evidence from existing programs and future directions for philanthropy
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.
Exploring Financial Well-Being in America and Its Role in Financial Capability Initiatives (Links to an external site)
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.