New Research Highlights Section on RSF Website

July 28, 2022

The Russell Sage Foundation is pleased to announce a new Research Highlights section of the RSF website. RSF prioritizes social science research in today’s most pressing social and economic concerns. The Research Highlights section features periodic overviews of research grants made on discrete topics drawn from across RSF’s four main research programs and its special initiatives. Together, they demonstrate RSF’s commitment to funding research “for the improvement of social and living conditions of the United States.” The page will be updated regularly to feature updates on various topics of fields of interest to which RSF-supported research has made a substantial contribution.

The first entry in our new “Research Highlights” section provides an overview of all RSF-funded research on the COVID-19 pandemic. Between 2021 and 2022, RSF funded 50 grants on the COVID-19 pandemic. These projects explore the impact of the pandemic on social, political, and economic conditions in the U.S. Grantees examined the effects of the pandemic on financial wellbeing; the effectiveness of government initiatives; the consequences for social and economic inequalities; residential mobility patterns; the labor market; employment trends and the unemployment insurance system; the wellbeing of racial/ethnic minorities and immigrants; civic and political engagement; educational opportunities and engagement; as well as disparities in pandemic aid distribution, among other effects.

Read more about our Research Highlights here.


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