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"For the improvement of social and living conditions in the United States"

— From the Letter of Gift by Margaret Olivia Sage establishing
the Russell Sage Foundation, April 19, 1907

The Russell Sage Foundation is the principal American foundation devoted exclusively to research in the social sciences. Located in New York City, it is a research center, a funding source for studies by scholars at other academic and research institutions, and an active member of the nation's social science community. The foundation also publishes, under its own imprint, the books that derive from the work of its grantees and visiting scholars.

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Featured Publications

  1. Sigal Alon
    An innovative, evidence-based study of the merits and feasibility of different designs of affirmative action, including race-based and class-based models.   >>
  2. The Progress and Pitfalls of Mexican American Integration
    Frank D. Bean
    Susan K. Brown
    James D. Bachmeier
    An in-depth look at how the outsider status of unauthorized immigrants inflicts multiple hardships on their children and grandchildren.   >>
  3. Race, Schools, and Perceptions of Injustice
    Carla Shedd
    Unequal City examines the ways in which Chicago’s most vulnerable residents navigate their neighborhoods, life opportunities, and encounters with the law.   >>

New Journal from RSF

The Russell Sage Foundation is pleased to announce the launch of a new social science journal. The journal is intended to promote cross-disciplinary collaborations on timely topics of interest to social scientists and other academic researchers, policymakers, and the public at large.

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Call for Applications

From June 27 to July 9, 2016, the Russell Sage Foundation will sponsor the twelfth Summer Institute in Behavioral Economics, to be held in Waterville Valley, New Hampshire. The purpose of this program is to introduce graduate students and beginning faculty in economics and related disciplines to the findings and methods of behavioral economics—the application of psychological theory and research to economics.

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