The Connecticut Asset Building Collaborative´s Peer Learning Network second workshop hosted its second workshop last Thursday. We had a very good, lively debate, with many good comments, suggestions and ideas. Julia Brown gave a truly excellent presentation that really opened up the discussion, with plenty of things to talk about and revisit.
As promised, here you have a link to her presentation, as well as many of the studies and projects that were referenced during the workshop:
- Here is a link to her Powerpoint presentation.
- A brief on general principles on behavioral economics.
- Here is more information on the Household Finance Initiative.
- You can find more about Julia´s work and research on the Innovations for Poverty Action website.
- Two books that were referenced during the discussion: "Hand to Mouth. Living in Bootstrap America" by Linda Tirado and "Scarcity: Why Having Too Little Means So Much" by Sendhil Mullainathan and Eldae Shafir.
- The Family Independence Initiative, a non-profit that was referenced in the discussion that uses peer groups to promote financial empowerment.
- Two articles on check cashing stores: "The High Cost, for the Poor, of Using a Bank" (New Yorker) and "The Real Reason the Poor Go Without Bank Accounts" (CityLab)