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Current Projects

  • Education Savings

    This project explores the ways that parents think about their children's education savings. The project is a partnership with a community based organization on-reserve.

  • Asset Poverty Measurement

    Income and assets affect families differently. This study defines an asset-based measure of poverty in Canada and estimates asset poverty prevelance.

  • Old Brewery Mission

    This university-community partnership is a long-term project with the Old Brewery Mission. The goals are to better understand the population being served and ultimately improve services to facilitate independent living.

Welcome!

Welcome to the Social Development research group webpage, led by Professor David Rothwell at the McGill University School of Social Work in co-operation with the Centre for Research on Children and Families.  Here you can find information on our group members, our current research projects, and opportunities for prospective graduate students.

Research

Our main research projects are: