Fabian Pfeffer received his Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is a tenure-track Research Assistant Professor at the Survey Research Center and a Co-Investigator of the Panel Study of Income Dynamics. He has received funding for his research from the National Institutes of Health, the Russell Sage Foundation, the Spencer Foundation, the American Educational Research Association, the Stanford Center for the Study of Poverty and Inequality, and other sources.