The Russell Sage Foundation recently approved the following Presidential Authority grants in the Behavioral Economics and Race, Ethnicity, and Immigration programs, and special initiatives on Immigration and Immigrant Integration, Non-Standard Employment, Integrating Biology and Social Science, and the Social, Economic, and Political Effects of the Affordable Care Act.
The foundation also approved a conference for an upcoming issue of RSF: The Russell Sage Foundation Journal of the Social Sciences and supplemental funding for an ongoing project by Christopher Jencks (Harvard University) on the effects of income inequality on health outcomes.
RSF Journal Conference
David R. Howell (The New School) and Arne L. Kalleberg (University of North Carolina) will organize a conference for an upcoming issue of the RSF journal, “New Developments in American Job Quality: Understanding the Recent Rise of Low-Wage Jobs and Nonstandard Work Arrangements.” Co-funded with the W. K. Kellogg Foundation.
Tobias Salz (Columbia University) and Andreas Grunewald (University of Bonn) will examine the effects of obfuscation and loan intermediation in the auto market.
Immigration and Immigrant Integration
Shannon M. Gleeson and Kati L. Griffith (Cornell University) will study the extent to which immigration status affects workplace outcomes, as well as the extent to which it intersects with factors such as race, gender, and national origin. Co-funded with the Carnegie Corporation.
Integrating Biology and Social Science Knowledge
Jaime C. Slaughter-Acey (Drexel University) will investigate the relationship between skin tone and birth outcomes for African-American women.
Susan J. Lambert (University of Chicago) and Lonnie Golden (Pennsylvania State University) will organize a conference that coordinates ongoing interdisciplinary research on work scheduling policy. Co-funded with the W. K. Kellogg Foundation.
Race, Ethnicity & Immigration
Aliya Saperstein (Stanford University) and Andrew Noymer (University of California, Irvine) will explore how the opioid epidemic, widely understood to be a problem affecting low-income whites, has affected racial classification on death certificates.
Social, Economic and Political Effects of the Affordable Care Act
Emily A. Gallagher and Stephen Roll (Washington University) will study the effects of the Affordable Care Act on household financial security. Co-funded with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
Helen G. Levy and Thomas C. Buchmueller (University of Michigan) will explore the role of the ACA Medicaid expansion in buffering the consequences of unemployment. Co-funded with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
Michael W. Sances (University of Memphis) and Joshua D. Clinton (Vanderbilt University) will examine the extent to which the ACA Medicaid expansion affected partisanship, public opposition to attempts to repeal the ACA, and elected officials’ voting behavior. Co-funded with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.