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Fabian T. Pfeffer

Faculty Associate, Population Studies Center.

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

Recent Publications

Journal Articles

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.

Brand, Jennie, Fabian T. Pfeffer, and Sara Goldrick-Rab. 2014. "The Community College Effect Revisited: The Importance of Attending to Heterogeneity and Complex Counterfactuals." Sociological Science, 1: 448-465. PMCID: PMC437596. DOI. Abstract.

Pfeffer, Fabian T. 2014. "Multigenerational approaches to social mobility. A multifaceted research agenda." Research in Social Stratification and Mobility, 35: 1-12. PMCID: PMC4175437. DOI. Abstract.

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 E. 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 of the United States of America, 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. PMCID: PMC4200506. 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

Elwert, Felix, and Fabian T. Pfeffer. 2016. "Back to the Future: Using Future Treatments to Detect and Reduce Hidden Bias." PSC Research Report No. 16-858. March 2016. Abstract. PDF.

Pfeffer, Fabian T., and Alexandra Achen Killewald. 2015. "How Rigid is the Wealth Structure and Why? Inter- and Multigenerational Associations in Family Wealth." PSC Research Report No. 15-845. September 2015. Abstract. PDF.

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.

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