Social, Political, and Economic Inequality

The Russell Sage Foundation’s Social, Political and Economic Inequality program focuses on the causes and consequences of social, political, and economic inequalities in the U.S. The program examines the factors that contribute to existing inequities, the extent to which these inequalities affect social, political, and economic institutions and outcomes, and how they influence the lives of individuals and families, including equality of access and opportunity, social mobility, civic mobilization and representation, as well as how advantage and disadvantage are transmitted within and across generations. Launched in 2001 as the Social Inequality program, it was renamed in November 2018 to better reflect the foundation’s research interests in a broad range of inequalities and their consequences.

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