in the public interest



from 20+ academic disciplines

Featured Video

The Panel Study of Income Dynamics began in 1968 with a nationally representative sample of over 18,000 individuals living in 5,000 families in the United States. The study is the longest running longitudinal household survey in the world, celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. It truly is America’s family tree.

Our Centers

ISR consists of five separate but interdependent research centers, each with a particular focus and capabilities.

Faculty Profiles

ISR’s faculty experts conduct groundbreaking and wide-ranging social science research — representing more than 20 academic disciplines. Included below are two examples of the type of work being done by members of our team.

  • Sarah A. Burgard

    Faculty Associate, SRC-SEH-House Research Associate Professor, PSC Director, Sociology Associate Professor, Sociology Associate Professor, Epidemiology Department Associate Professor, Ford School Of Public Policy
    Sarah Burgard's research interests focus on the way systems of stratification and inequality impact the health of people and … more
  • David A. Lam

    Director, ISR Research Professor, PSC Professor, Economics
    Dr. Lam's research focuses on the interaction of economics and demography in developing countries, including analysis of the economics … more