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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. How the 2008 Campaign Changed White Racial Attitudes
    Seth K. Goldman
    Diana C. Mutz
    Seth K. Goldman and Diana C. Mutz uncover persuasive evidence that white racial prejudice toward blacks significantly declined during the Obama campaign.   >>
  2. When Wall Street Manages Main Street
    Eileen Appelbaum
    Rosemary Batt
    Private Equity at Work provides an unprecedented analysis of the little-understood inner workings of private equity and of the effects of leveraged buyouts on American companies and workers.   >>
  3. Family Background, Disadvantaged Urban Youth, and the Transition to Adulthood
    Karl Alexander
    Doris Entwisle
    Linda Olson
    A nuanced portrait of Baltimore‚Äôs inner city residents that employs important new research on the significance of early-life opportunities available to low-income populations.   >>

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 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.

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