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.

  • James S. Jackson

    Research Professor, RCGD Professor, Psychology
    James S. Jackson is Director of the Institute for Social Research and a member of the Board of Scientific Counselors … more
  • Matthew S. Ronfeldt

    Faculty Associate, SRC - Education & Well Being Associate Professor, SOE-Educational Studies
    Matt Ronfeldt seeks to understand how to improve teaching quality, particularly in schools and districts that serve historically marginalized student … more