While a number of studies have examined the savings performance of participants in the Individual Development Account (IDA) program, research about long-term program outcomes is limited. To fill this void, we present findings of a survey of IDA participants' asset holdings after they left the IDA program. Results document that those who successfully complete the IDA program report higher levels of asset ownership after completing the program, compared to those dropping out of the program prematurely. This supports the view that IDA programs affect the dispositions and behaviors necessary to successfully maintain a home, complete post-secondary education, and establish a small business.
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Loibl, C., & Bird, B. R. (2009). Survey of Former IDA Program Participants: How Do They Fare?. The Journal of Extension, 47(6), Article 17. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol47/iss6/17