Dr. Cynthia K. Sanders earned a Ph.D. in Social Work from the George Warren Brown School of Social Work at Washington University in St Louis, Missouri, in 2000. Her B.S. and M.S.W. are from the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. She taught for four years at the University of Missouri-St. Louis before joining the faculty of the School of Social Work at Boise State University in 2004. After years of practical experience in social work and community action, Dr. Sanders has dedicated her research efforts to raising awareness of, and bringing about potential policy reform for women's economic, safety, and equality issues.
Articles & Conference Proceedings
Facilitating Savings and Asset Ownership among Domestic Violence Survivors, Center for Financial Security Issue Brief (2011)
The Ownership Society and Women: Exploring Female Householders’ Ability to Accumulate Assets (with Shirley L. Porterfield), Journal of Family and Economic Issues (2010)
Savings Outcomes of an IDA Program for Survivors of Domestic Violence, Council on Social Work Education 56th Annual Program Meeting (2010)
This report examines account monitoring data on outcomes of an IDA program for survivors of...
Development and Preliminary Psychometric Evaluation of the Domestic Violence—Related Financial Issues Scale (DV-FI) (with Terri L. Weaver, Carole L. Campbell, and Meg Schnabel), Journal of Interpersonal Violence (2009)
Intimate partner violence (IPV) occurs at disproportionate rates within impoverished groups of women and can...
Economic Education for Battered Women: An Evaluation of Outcomes (with Terri L. Weaver and Meg Schnabel), AFFILIA: Journal of Women and Social Work (2007)
Economic education programs that are intended to improve financial literacy have gained significant attention...
Kitchen Capitalism: Microenterprise in Low-Income Households (with Margaret Sherrard Sherraden and Michael Sherraden), Faculty Authored Books (2004)
Businesses come to life as owners are allowed to speak in their own words in...
Contributions to Books
Financial Capability Among Survivors of Domestic Violence, Financial Capability and Asset Development: Research, Education, Policy, and Practice (2013)
'Absolute Income Based Measures of Poverty', 'Economic Growth and Poverty Reduction Strategy', 'Economic Insecurity', 'Economic Insufficiency', and 'Household Income', Encyclopedia of World Poverty (2006)
Savings Outcomes and Effects of an IDA Program for Survivors of IPV, Council on Social Work Education 56th Annual Program Meeting (2010)