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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. Talking (And Not Talking) About Race at Work
    Erica Gabrielle Foldy
    Tamara R. Buckley
    In The Color Bind, workplace experts Erica Foldy and Tamara Buckley investigate race relations in office settings, looking at how both color blindness and what they call “color cognizance” have profound effects on the ways coworkers think and interact with each other.   >>
  2. Public Policies and Innovative Strategies for Low-Wage Workers
    Stephanie Luce
    Jennifer Luff
    Joseph A. McCartin
    Ruth Milkman
    There is little agreement across the political spectrum about which policies actually reduce poverty and raise income among the working poor. What Works for Workers provides a comprehensive analysis of policy measures designed to address the widening income gap in the U.S.   >>
  3. Fairness and Punishment in Cross-Cultural Perspective
    Jean Ensminger
    Joseph Henrich
    Experimenting with Social Norms advances our understanding of the evolution of human cooperation and the expansion of complex societies.   >>

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. >>

Visiting Scholars

The Russell Sage Foundation has established a center where Visiting Scholars can pursue their writing and research. Each year, the Russell Sage Foundation invites a number of scholars to its New York headquarters to investigate topics in social and behavioral sciences. >>