"The series (launching this Thursday) will not only highlight the findings from the unique, massive YouthSave research agenda, but will also discuss their implications for advancing youth financial inclusion as a field. We would love for you to join the conversation!"
"The mobile phone has proven capable in ushering impoverished city slum and remote village dwellers alike, into the financial mainstream. However, can the benefits of mobile technology be fully realized among youth in necessitous communities, even as restrictive polices remain in place? What will it take for the mobile phone to fulfill its promise to financially under-served young people?"
"The conversation about youth savings, however, sometimes reminds me of where we were with low-income adults 10 years ago: no money, no savings. Skepticism about young people’s savings is compounded by the fact that many of them are not (or shouldn’t be) working. So how could children and youth – especially from low-income families – possibly save money? And why would we encourage them to do so?"
Big Questions for the Youth Financial Inclusion Field: A Roundup From the 2013 YouthSave Annual Meeting
"But the 'meta-conversation' that developed between and around the sessions focused not on the data, but on what it tells us about the most fundamental questions that will shape whether millions more youth – not just thousands or even hundreds of thousands – have the chance to build savings in the future."