The Inclusive Economy
The Assets & Education Initiative
By Jimmy Crowell and Anita Drever on 07/10/2012 @ 01:00 PM
The Assets and Education Initiative (AEDI) at the University of Kansas' School of Social Welfare recently launched a website dedicated to research on assets and education. This exciting new tool will further connect practitioners, policy makers and academics with leading research and data on assets and education.
The easy-to-navigate and well-organized website includes subject bibliographies, working paper series, briefs, reports and news articles related to asset accumulation and education with a focus on low-income and minority groups. The website also contains video recordings of various presentations from the Assets and Education Research Symposium including the keynote speeches delivered by Drs. Michael Sherraden, Mark Rank and Michael Lomax.
In an effort to connect researchers in the field, AEDI also administers a listserv where research endeavors and obstacles can be shared and discussed. AEDI welcomes active involvement from the field to build website content.
CFED is very enthusiastic about the launch of this new and useful research tool. We hope that the release of AEDI’s website will increase awareness of the close relationship between asset accumulation and educational attainment and help to boost interest in the asset-building field.