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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. Life, Death, and Social Policy
    James S. House
    This provocative reconceptualization of health care looks past partisan debates to show how cost-efficient, effective health policies must begin by addressing socioeconomic inequalities.   >>
  2. The Rise and Fall of the Working-Class Family in America
    Andrew J. Cherlin
    A sweeping historical assessment of how social and economic transformations have led to the collapse of the once-stable working class in America.   >>
  3. From the Slavery Era to the Global Age
    Katharine M. Donato
    Donna Gabaccia
    A new historical analysis of women's participation in large-scale migration flows across the world.   >>

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.