Transform Lives. Be the Change.

Deborah Adams, PhD

Associate Professor
MSW Program Director
Ph.D., Social Work, Washington University, George Warren Brown School of Social Work
Primary office:
913-897-8444
Regnier Hall, Edwards Campus
Room 270L
Second office:
Twente Hall
Room 116



Summary

Academic Areas

Poverty and policy studies; asset building and asset effects; well-being of women and children; social and economic development; theory for research; mixed methods research.

Education

Ph.D., Washington University in St. Louis

Selected Publications

Sherraden, M. (n.d.). Sherraden, M., Johnson, L., Clancy, M.M., Beverly, S.G., Sherraden, M.S., Schreiner, M., Elliot, W.
III, Williams Shanks, T.R., Adams, D., Curley, J., Huang, Jin, Grinstein-Weiss, M., Nam, Y., Zhan, M. & Han, C-K. (2017). Asset building toward inclusive policy. In C. Franklin et al. (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Social Work. doi:10.1093/acrefore/9780199975839.013.25 (C. Franklin, et al.). Encyclopedia of Social Work.

West, S. M., & Adams, D. (in press). Promoting Emergency Savings for Low-Income Families: Policy Rationale and Options. Journal of Policy Practice.

Sherraden, M. Johnson, L. Clancy, M. Beverly, S. Sherraden, M. Schreiner, M. Elliott, W. Shanks, T. W., Adams, D. Curley, J. Jin, H. Grinstein-Weiss, M. Yunju, N. Min, Z. & Chang-Keun, H. (2016). CSD Working Papers No. 16-49. Asset Building: Toward Inclusive Policy. Center for Social Development 16(49) 14. Saint Louis, MO: Washington University.

Adams, D. & West, S. (2015). Asset building among low-income adults: An exploratory study of an emergency savings program. Journal of Community Practice, 23(3-4), 436-461.

Adams, D. D., & Beverly, S. G. (2013). Low-income parents of preschool children. In . (Ed.), Financial knowledge, attitudes, behaviors, and ownership (pp. 108-128). New York: Oxford University Press.

Shanks, T. Mandell, L. & Adams, D. (2013). Financial education and financial access: Lessons learned from Child Development Account research. Innovations: Technology, Goverance, Globalization, 1-2, 159-175.

Adams, D. Sherraden, M. Despard, M. Masa, R. Elliott, W. & Ansong, D. (2012). Children and youth as economic citizens: Review of research on financial capability, financial Inclusion, and financial education. 63.

Adams, D. Sherraden, M. Despard, M. Masa, R. Elliott, W. & Ansong, D. (2012). Financial inclusion products, programs and policies and financial education programs and intervention methods for children and youth. 41.

Okech, D. Little, T. Shanks, T. & Adams, D. (2011). Parental self-efficacy and joining a savings program for children's education. Research on Social Work Practice, 21(4), 442-451. DOI:10.1177/1049731510389079

Johnson, T. Adams, D. & Kim, J. S. (2010). Mapping the perspectives of low-income parents in a children's college savings account program. Children and Youth Services Review, 32(1), 129-136.

Adams, D. Nam, Y. Williams Shanks, T. R., Hicks, S. & Robinson, C. (2010). Research on assets for children and youth: Reflections on the past and prospects for the future. Children and Youth Services Review, 32(11), 1617-1621. DOI:10.1016/j.childyouth.2010.04.002

Scanlon, E. & Adams, D. (2009). Do assets affect well-being? Perceptions of youth in a matched savings program. Journal of Social Service Research, 35(1), 33-46.

Marks, E. L., Rhodes, B. B., Wheeler-Brooks, J. & Adams, D. (2009). A process study of the SEED community partners initiative. Research Triangle Park, NC: RTI International.

Adams, D. Williams Shanks, T. Nam, Y. Hicks, S. & Robinson, C. (2008). Research challenges and opportunities. In Child development accounts: A research and policy symposium.

Johnson, T. Kim, J. S., & Adams, D. (2007). Mapping the perspectives of low-income parents in a school-based children's college savings account program. St. Louis, MO: Center for Social Development at Washington University.

Scanlon, E. & Adams, D. (2006). Do assets affect well-being? Perceptions of youth in a matched savings program. St. Louis, MO: Center for Social Development at Washington University.

Scanlon, E. Brooks, J. & Adams, D. (2006). How young people save money: Findings from interviews with SEED participants. St. Louis, MO: Center for Social Development at Washington University.

Scanlon, E. & Adams, D. (2005). Homeownership and youth well-being. In M. Sherraden (Ed.), Inclusion in the American Dream: Assets, poverty and development (pp. 128-145). New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Sherraden, M. Scanlon, E. Adams, D. Beverly, S. & Schreiner, M. (2005). Inclusion in asset building: Directions for theory and research. In M. Sherraden (Ed.), Inclusion in the American Dream: Assets, poverty and development (pp. 360-392). New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Scanlon, E. & Adams, D. (2005). In depth interviews with SEED youth: Profiles of participants in a pilot study. St. Louis, MO: Center for Social Development at Washington University.

Page-Adams, D. (2002). Design, implementation, and administration of Individual Development Account Programs. St. Louis, MO: Center for Social Development at Washington University.

Scanlon, E. & Page-Adams, D. (2001). Effects of asset holding on neighborhoods, families, and children: A review of research. In R. Boshara (Ed.), Building assets, revised edition. Washington, DC: Corporation for Enterprise Development.

Shobe, M. & Page-Adams, D. (2001). Assets, future orientation, and well-being: Exploring and extending Sherraden's framework. Journal of Sociology and Social Welfare, 28(3), 109-127.

Page-Adams, D. (2000). [Review of the book Managing to make it: Urban families and adolescent success, Frank F. Furstcnberg, Jr., Thomas D. Cook, Jaoquclyzmc Eccles, & Glen H. Elder, Jr.]. Journal of Sociology and Social Welfare, 27, 177-180.

Chen, J. Huang, C. Chang, F. Sherraden, M. & Page-Adams, D. (2000). Economic security for low-income families: Actions toward self-sufficiency. Taipei, Taiwan: Bureau of Social Affairs Taipei City Government.

Scanlon, E. & Page-Adams, D. (2000). Homeownership and child well-being: The moderating impacts of race and SES. In Conference on Inclusivity in Asset Building. St. Louis, Missouri: Center for Social Development at Washington University.

Sherraden, M. Page-Adams, D. & Johnson, L. (1999). Down payments on the American dream policy demonstration: A national demonstration of Individual Development Accounts. St. Louis, MO: Center for Social Development at Washington University.

Page-Adams, D. & Dersch, S. (1998). Assessing physical and nonphysical abuse against women in a hospital setting. In J. Campbell (Ed.), Empowering survivors of abuse: Health care for battered women and their children. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Page-Adams, D. & Sherraden, M. (1998). Asset building as a community revitalization strategy. In P. Ewalt, E. M. Freeman, & D. L. Poole (Eds.), Community building: Renewal, well-being, and shared responsibility (pp. 45-57). Washington, DC: National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Press.

Scanlon, E. & Page-Adams, D. (1998). Effects of asset holding on neighborhoods, families, and children: A review of research. In R. Boshara, E. Scanlon, & D. Adams (Eds.), Building assets. Washington, DC: Corporation for Enterprise Development.

Page-Adams, D. (1998). [Review of the book Nothing happens to good girls: Fear of crime in women's lives, Esther Madriz ]. Journal of Sociology and Social Welfare, 25, 185-187.

Page-Adams, D. & Sherraden, M. (1997). Asset building as a community revitalization strategy. Social Work, 42, 423-434.

Page-Adams, D. & Vosler, N. R. (1997). Working Paper 97-5. Homeownership and well-being among blue-collar workers. St. Louis, MO: Center for Social Development at Washington University.

Vosler, N. R., & Page-Adams, D. (1996). Predictors of depression among workers at the time of a plant closing. Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare, 23, 25-42.

Cheng, L. & Page-Adams, D. (1996). Working Paper 96-3. Education, assets, and intergenerational well-being: The case of female headed families. St. Louis, MO: Center for Social Development at Washington University.

Page-Adams, D. & Sherraden, M. (1996). Working Paper 96-1. What we know about effects of asset holding: Implications for research on asset-based anti-poverty initiatives. St. Louis, MO: Center for Social Development at Washington University.

Sherraden, M. & Page-Adams, D. (1995). Asset-based alternatives in social policy. In Increasing understanding of public problems and issues: Proceedings of the 1995 national public policy education conference (pp. 65-83). Oak Brook, IL: Farm Foundation.

Emerson, S. Scanlon, E. Page-Adams, D. Sherraden, M. & Edwards, K. (1995). Asset-based policy: Assessing a new anti-poverty initiative through research partnerships. In Annual Workshop of the National Association for Welfare Research and Statistics. Laramie, WY: University of Wyoming.

Sherraden, M. Page-Adams, D. & Yadama, G. (1995). Assets and the welfare state: Policies, proposals, politics, and research. Research in Politics and Society, 5, 241-268.

Page-Adams, D. Cheng, L. Gogineni, A. & Shen, C. (1995). Establishing a group to encourage writing for publication among doctoral students. Journal of Social Work Education, 31, 402-407.

Sherraden, M. Page-Adams, D. Emerson, S. Beverly, S. Scanlon, E. Cheng, L. Sherraden, M. S., & Edwards, K. (1995). IDA evaluation handbook: A practical guide and tools for evaluation of pioneering IDA projects. St. Louis, MO: Center for Social Development at Washington University.


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