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Fabian T. Pfeffer"I used the Freedman Fund award to support a two week research stay at the Swedish Institute for Social Research (SOFI) to expand a cross-national comparative research on the relationship between parents\' wealth and their children\'s status outcomes to Sweden and to an exciting new type of data source, namely population-level registry data on wealth based on tax records. The registry data accessible at SOFI turned out to be such an impressive collection of data that it will sustain a long-term collaboration that engages in the study of many different aspects around the issue of wealth and opportunities for years to come. This first research trip was a great way to jumpstart this collaboration and has already lead to a first manuscript comparing the degree of wealth inequality in educational and occupational opportunities in the United States, Sweden, and Germany."

--Fabian T. Pfeffer (Freedman fund recipient, 2011)
[Project Abstract]

Eva L. Mueller New Directions in Economics and Demography Fund

"To Support Research And Training In Demography And Economics"

Eva Mueller, Early career
Professor Eva Mueller

Eva Mueller had a long and productive career as a faculty member in the Department of Economics and the Population Studies Center. Early in her career she contributed significantly to the study of consumer behavior in the United States and later turned to issues of economic demography in low income countries.

Purpose: The Fund was established to support research and training in demography and economics, especially projects focusing on low income countries and projects dealing with the socioeconomic position of women and investments in children's health and human capital.

Eligibility: PSC Research Faculty, Research Affiliates, and overseas PhD alumni are eligible to apply. Overseas collaborators not affiliated with the Center may be included for support.

Application Procedure: Small Grant RFAs are generally issued in December. To streamline the process of applying for PSC's six endowment funds, we use a single Small Grants Application Form for all funds. The PSC Advisory Committee evaluates all proposed activities and determines the most appropriate funding source for those accepted. For additional information, you can consult a list of funded activities in prior years.

Annual schedule:

Call for Apps Apps Due Awards Made Grants Begin
Dec 20 Jan 31 Feb 28 March 1