ISR Awards

Growing Socio-economic Inequalities in Education and the Role of Parental Wealth

Dr. Pfeffer will prepare and analyze data from all waves of the Panel Study of Income Dynamics (PSID) to assess cohort trends in socio-economic inequalities in educational attainment. He will estimate the effects of parents? wealth, income, occupation, and education on their children?s educational attainment at ages 20 and 25. He will prepare a manuscript based on this work that will be submitted for publication in a social science journal.