Impacts of Child Development Accounts on maternal depressive symptoms: evidence from a randomized statewide policy experiment.

@article{Huang2014ImpactsOC,
  title={Impacts of Child Development Accounts on maternal depressive symptoms: evidence from a randomized statewide policy experiment.},
  author={Jin Huang and Michael Sherraden and Jason Q. Purnell},
  journal={Social science & medicine},
  year={2014},
  volume={112},
  pages={30-8}
}
This study examines the impact of Child Development Accounts (CDAs)-asset-building accounts created for children at birth-on the depressive symptoms of mothers in a statewide randomized experiment conducted in the United States. The experiment identified the primary caregivers of children born in Oklahoma during 2007, and 2704 of the caregivers completed a baseline interview before random assignment to the treatment (n = 1358) or the control group (n = 1346). To treatment participants, the… CONTINUE READING