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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. The U.S. Achievement Gap in Comparative Perspective
    Bruce Bradbury
    Miles Corak
    Jane Waldfogel
    Elizabeth Washbrook
    A timely comparative study that uses global evidence to explore how and why the socioeconomic achievement gap in the United States is far greater than in other wealthy countries   >>
  2. Jennifer Lee
    Min Zhou
    An in-depth investigation that bridges sociology and social psychology to explain how immigration laws, institutions, and culture interact to foster high achievement among certain Asian American groups   >>
  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.


Call for Proposals

The Affordable Care Act was enacted to increase access to health insurance. The new law is likely to have far reaching effects, beyond the way health insurance markets operate and beyond its impact on population health outcomes. It is those other social, economic and political effects of the ACA that we seek to understand.