Globes Magazine interviewed Michal Grinstein-Weiss, director of SPI, about her goals to increase the savings for children in Israel from underprivileged families.
Household savings decisions in Israel’s child savings program: The role of demographic, financial, and intrinsic factors
This study examines how demographic, financial, and intrinsic personality characteristics predict household participation in Israel’s Child Development Account (CDA) program, the Savings for Every Child Program (SECP).
Challenges and Opportunities in Developing Child Savings Programs in Israel and Uganda: Oct. 15
From 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. (CT) on Oct. 15, join the Social Policy Institute (SPI), the International Center for Child Health and Development (ICHAD), and the Next Age Institute (NAI) for a discussion about asset building for long-term child development and CSA programs—with the particular focus on CSAs in Israel and Uganda, which differ greatly in their structure.
Enrollment and participation in a universal child savings program: Evidence from the rollout of Israel’s National Program
Child Development Accounts (CDAs) are savings or investment accounts typically opened at birth or during a child’s early years with the aim of promoting savings and asset accumulation for child development purposes, such as post-secondary education or homeownership. Beginning in January of 2017, the Israeli government established a universal CDA program called the Saving for […]
Child Development Accounts in Israel
Child Development Accounts (CDAs) are savings or investment accounts opened for children at birth or at early ages with the goal to promote savings and asset accumulation for long-term development (e.g., education, homeownership, or business development). Beginning in January of 2017, the Israeli government established a universal CDA program called Saving for Every Child Program […]
Israel’s Child Development Accounts Appeal to Families (Links to an external site)
Schoenherr, N. When Israel implemented a child development account policy, 65 percent of households actively enrolled in the first 6 months, research finds.
Participation is high in Israel’s universal CDA program, the first in the world (Links to an external site)
Schoenherr, N. A new analysis by the Social Policy Institute at Washington University in St. Louis examines enrollment and participation trends in a newly implemented national Israeli child development account (CDA) policy, finding that 65 percent of households actively enrolled in the program during the first six months.