The Russell Sage Foundation is America’s principal foundation devoted exclusively to research in the social sciences. Located in New York, it is a research center, a funding source for studies by scholars at other academic and research institutions, and an active member of the nation's social science community. The foundation also publishes the books that derive from the work of its grantees and visiting scholars under its own imprint.
The Foundation's work with Census 2000 featured a series of reports coordinated by Reynolds Farley and John Haaga, as well as two original studies that placed 2000 into a broad historical context: one by Michael Hout and Claude Fischer, and the other by Michael Katz and Mark Stern. The 1990 Census project resulted in four published volumes.
Co-sponsored by Brown University, US2010 is a component of the American Communities Project, a continuing program of research on changes in U. S. society conducted by John Logan. This research is also supported in part by the Population Studies and Training Center at Brown University. The PSTC receives core support from Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. Logan's work with historical censuses is becoming available through the Urban Transition Historical GIS Project. US2010 will extend Logan's prior research, Census 2000, which began when he directed the Lewis Mumford Center at the University at Albany and continued after he moved to Brown University in 2004. The Census 2000 project included data related to several aspects of racial and ethnic change and inequality in American society, available as web pages and as downloadable files, as well as a series of original reports. To the extent possible, US2010 will update that project, providing new data as it becomes available and offering working files to supplement the reports completed by US2010 authors.