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Dr. Terri Friedline

Terri FriedlineDr. Terri Friedline conducts research aimed at promoting financial inclusion—particularly among young people and families living in poverty who may be at a competitive disadvantage for navigating an increasingly complex economic world.

Her research studies financial inclusion through a basic bank or savings account as a gateway into the economic world, an alternative or complement to credit and debt for achieving economic goals, an opportunity for acquiring and accumulating wealth, and a policy for facilitating economic mobility.

Dr. Friedline conducts this research as an Assistant Professor at the University of Kansas School of Social Welfare, Faculty Director with the Center on Assets, Education, and Inclusion, and Research Fellow at New America. She holds an MSW and PhD from the University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work.