Fabian Pfeffer

Research Assistant Professor, Survey Research Center

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Fabian T. Pfeffer received his Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2010. His main research interests are the comparative study of social inequality and its maintenance across time and generations. His work focuses on the institutional context of social mobility processes and educational inequality in the United States and other industrialized countries. Recent projects have investigated the change in wealth inequality during the Great Recession, the relationship between parents’ wealth and their children’s educational and occupational outcomes (compared both across time and countries), the transmission of inequality across multiple generations in the United States, the role of education in intergenerational social class mobility, international comparisons of educational inequalities, and inequalities in U.S. higher education.


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