Since its establishment in 1907, the Russell Sage Foundation has regarded the publication and dissemination of social research as an essential part of its contribution to "the improvement of social and living conditions in America." As the principal American foundation devoted exclusively to the social sciences and as one of the few foundations with a regular publishing program, Russell Sage continues to make a substantial contribution to the social science literature.
The foundation publishes books on a wide variety of subjects, with particular emphasis on work related to our programs: Behavioral Economics, the Future of Work, Race, Ethnicity, and Immigration, and Social, Political, and Economic Inequality. We are also the publisher of the American Sociological Association’s distinguished Rose Series in Sociology.
In 2015, the foundation launched RSF: The Russell Sage Foundation Journal of the Social Sciences, a peer-reviewed, open-access journal of original empirical research articles by both established and emerging scholars.
RSF publications present the latest in high-quality social science research and are intended to appeal to a broad audience of students, scholars, and policymakers.