PSC Brown Bags
will resume fall 2016
How Accessible is the Top? The Changing Rigidity of High Incomes and Earnings (Russell Sage Foundation)
Wealth after the Great Recession: Who Lost and Who Recovered? (Russell Sage Foundation)
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
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.
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.
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.
Prix, Irene, and Fabian T. Pfeffer. 2016. "Does Donald Need Uncle Scrooge? Extended-family wealth and children's educational attainment in the United States." PSC Research Report No. 16-865. June 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.