Family Finances

Child Accounts: The Appropriate Role for the Private Sector

June 22, 2009  • Lisa Mensah, Mary Laraia, Pamela Perun

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The Initiative on Financial Security (Aspen IFS) at the Aspen Institute has conducted four years of research into the potential for a delivery system based on a retail model for Child Accounts. This report begins with a discussion of the inherent advantages of a retail model as well as some of the perceived obstacles.