Associate Professor of Sociology
University of Michigan

Fabian Pfeffer is an associate professor in the Department of Sociology and research associate professor in the Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan. He is the founding director of the Center for Inequality Dynamics (CID) as well as a co-investigator of the Panel Study of Income Dynamics (PSID). His research investigates social inequality and its maintenance across time and generations. Current work focuses on wealth inequality and its consequences for the next generation, social mobility processes across multiple generations, and the maintenance of inequality through education.

Areas of Expertise

Social Inequality


Social Mobility

Cross-national Comparisons

Quantitative Methods