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.

  • Kristen S. Harrison

    Faculty Associate, RCGD Professor, LSA Communication Studies
    Kristen Harrison's research focuses on children and media, including fright reactions to scary media, children's responses to media … more
  • Noah J. Webster

    Assistant Research Scientist, SRC-Life Course Development
    Noah Webster's research focuses on the interrelated themes of the bidirectional influences of health, health-related behaviors and social … more