Spring 2019 Presidential Authority Grants

February 22, 2019

The Russell Sage Foundation recently approved the following Presidential Authority grants in the Future of WorkRace, Ethnicity, and Immigration, and Social, Political and Economic Inequality programs, and special initiatives on Immigration and Immigrant IntegrationIntegrating Biology and Social Science, and the Social, Economic, and Political Effects of the Affordable Care Act.

Future of Work

Brad J. Hershbein (W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research) and Bryan A. Stuart (George Washington University) will study the effects of recessions on local labor markets and inequality.

Race, Ethnicity, and Immigration

Corey Fields (Georgetown University) will explore the formation and expression of racial identity among African-American advertising professionals. 

G. Cristina Mora and Tianna S. Paschel (University of California, Berkeley) will examine the relationship between race, place, and political attitudes in California.

Social, Political, and Economic Inequality

Christina M. Gibson-Davis (Duke University) will study the role of parental wealth in minority youth’s transitions to young adulthood.

Grace Weishi Gu (University of California, Santa Cruz) and Eswar Prasad (Cornell University) will examine changes in labor compensation inequality over the last several decades.

Anna C. Rhodes and Max Besbris(Rice University) will explore the consequences of ecological disasters on middle-class households’ social mobility and economic security.

Immigration and Immigrant Integration

Lauren Duquette-Rury (Wayne State University) will examine citizenship acquisition in the age of increased immigration enforcement. Co-funded with the Carnegie Corporation.

Integrating Biology and Social Science Knowledge

Zoya Gubernskaya (University of Albany, SUNY) will examine genetic influences on immigrants’ health in midlife and older age. Co-funded with the JPB Foundation.

The Social, Economic, and Political Effects of the ACA

Carmen M. Gutierrez (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill) will explore how the Affordable Care Act has affected the size, composition, and geographic distribution of the U.S. criminal justice population.


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