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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. Family Background, Disadvantaged Urban Youth, and the Transition to Adulthood
    Karl Alexander
    Doris Entwisle
    Linda Olson
    A nuanced portrait of Baltimore’s inner city residents that employs important new research on the significance of early-life opportunities available to low-income populations.   >>
  2. Residential Segregation and the Search for a Good School
    Annette Lareau
    Kimberly Goyette
    A breakthrough analysis of the new era of school choice, and what it portends for American neighborhoods.   >>
  3. Public Policies and Innovative Strategies for Low-Wage Workers
    Stephanie Luce
    Jennifer Luff
    Joseph A. McCartin
    Ruth Milkman
    A comprehensive analysis of policy measures designed to address low-wage work and the widening income gap in the U.S.   >>

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. >>