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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 Rise and Fall of the Working-Class Family in America
    Andrew J. Cherlin
    A sweeping new historical assessment of how social and economic transformations have led to the collapse of the once-stable working class in America.   >>
  2. Gender, Class, and Family in Employment Schedules
    Dan Clawson
    Naomi Gerstel
    The authors explore inequality in the workplace and how the schedules of one person shape the schedules of others and exacerbate differences.   >>
  3. 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.   >>

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.