Integrating Biology and Social Science Knowledge

The Russell Sage Foundation's special initiative on Integrating Biology and Social Science Knowledge (BioSS) fosters rigorous collaborative research between social and biological scientists. While life scientists have previously been at the center of the debate when biology has been discussed in relation to individual development and social and economic outcomes, RSF seeks to rebalance the debate by highlighting social scientists’ emphasis on the social and physical environments and by encouraging cross-disciplinary collaborations. This initiative supports research that takes advantage of new theories, concepts, and data from the biological sciences—including neuroscience, endocrinology, immunology and physiology, population genetics and epigenetics—to advance our understanding of the research in the foundation's core programs on Social InequalityBehavioral EconomicsFuture of Work, and Race, Ethnicity and Immigration.

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RSF: The Russell Sage Foundation Journal of the Social Sciences is a peer-reviewed, open-access journal of original empirical research articles by both established and emerging scholars.


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