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Fabian T. Pfeffer

Faculty Associate, Population Studies Center.

Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts.

Research Assistant Professor, Survey Research Center, Institute for Social Research.

Ph.D., University of Wisconsin

Social Stratification and social mobility; sociology of education; comparative sociology; labor market and welfare state research; quantitative methods

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Journal Articles

Killewald, Alexandra Achen, and Fabian T. Pfeffer. Forthcoming. "Wealth Inequality and Accumulation." Annual Review of Sociology. DOI.

Hällsten, Martin, and Fabian T. Pfeffer. 2017. "Grand Advantage: Family Wealth and Grandchildren's Educational Achievement in Sweden." American Sociological Review, 82(2): 328-360. DOI. Abstract.

Pfeffer, Fabian T., and Jamie Griffin. 2017. "Determinants of Wealth Fluctuation: Changes in Hard-To-Measure Economic Variables in a Panel Study." methods, data, analyses, 11(1): 87-108. PMCID: PMC5351882. DOI. Abstract.

Pfeffer, Fabian T., and Robert F. Schoeni. 2016. "How Wealth Inequality Shapes Our Future." RSF, 2(6): 2-22. DOI.

Pfeffer, Fabian T., Robert F. Schoeni, A. Kennickell, and P. Andreski. 2016. "Measuring wealth and wealth inequality: Comparing two US surveys." Journal of Economic and Social Measurement, 41(2): 103-120. PMCID: PMC5145259. DOI. Abstract.

Pfeffer, Fabian T., and Florian Hertel. 2015. "How has educational expansion shaped social mobility trends in the United States?" Social Forces, 94(1): 143-180. PMCID: PMC4543307. DOI. Abstract.

Pfeffer, Fabian T. 2015. "Equality and quality in education. A comparative study of 19 countries." Social Science Research, 51: 350-368. PMCID: PMC4359749. DOI. Abstract.

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Current PSC Trainee:

Davis Daumler.