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Fabian T. Pfeffer

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

Faculty Associate, Population Studies Center.

Ph.D., University of Wisconsin

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

Recent Publications

Journal Articles

Falk, Emily, Luke Hyde, Colter Mitchell, Jessica Faul, Richard Gonzalez, Mary Heitzeg, Daniel Keating, Kenneth M. Langa, Meghan Martz, Julie Maslowsky, Frederick Morrison, Douglas Noll, Megan Patrick, Fabian T. Pfeffer, Patricia Reuter-Lorenz, Moriah Thomason, Pamela Davis-Kean, Christopher Monk, and John E. Schulenberg. 2013. "What is a representative brain? Neuroscience meets population science." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 110(44): 17615–17622. PMCID: PMC3816464. DOI. Abstract.

Pfeffer, Fabian T., Sheldon H. Danziger, and Robert F. Schoeni. 2013. "Wealth Disparities Before and After the Great Recession." Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 650(1): 98-123. DOI. Abstract.

Goldrick-Rab, Sara, and Fabian T. Pfeffer. 2009. "Beyond Access. Explaining Socioeconomic Differences in College Transfer." Sociology of Education, 82(2): 101-125. DOI. Abstract.

Pfeffer, Fabian T. 2008. "Persistent Inequality in Educational Attainment and Its Institutional Context." European Sociological Review, 24(5): 543-565. DOI. Abstract.

Chapters

Pfeffer, Fabian T. 2011. "Status Attainment and Wealth in the United States and Germany." In Persistence, Privilege, and Parenting: The Comparative Study of Intergenerational Mobility edited by T. Smeeding, R. Erikson, and M. Jäntti. Russell Sage. Abstract.

PSC Reports

Pfeffer, Fabian T., and Florian Hertel. 2014. "How Has Educational Expansion Shaped Social Mobility Trends in the United States?" PSC Research Report No. 14-817. March 2014. Abstract. PDF.

Pfeffer, Fabian T. 2012. "Equality and Quality in Education." PSC Research Report No. 12-774. September 2012. Abstract. PDF.

Pfeffer, Fabian T., and Martin Hällsten. 2012. "Mobility Regimes and Parental Wealth: The United States, Germany, and Sweden in Comparison." PSC Research Report No. 12-766. July 2012. Abstract. PDF.