Child Development Accounts-Investments in Human Capital

This research examines the lack of viable savings plans for low income families, and the particular way in which this situation affects children from the lower deciles of the income distribution. The study also includes a proposal for a matching savings program called an Individual Development Account (IDA) as a means to incentivize savings for the children of low income families.

Itamar Yakir
As a fellow, Itamar interned in the Ministry of Social Affairs and Services. His research focused on savings plans for youth from low income families. Prior to joining the Milken Fellows Program, Yakir worked as an economist and economic team...
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