While most social mobility research focuses on the association in socio-economic status between parents and their children, there is rising interest in the extension of social mobility studies to three or more generations. My own multigenerational mobility work draws on detailed socio-economic measures for all respondents of the world’s longest-running, nationally representative panel survey, the Panel Study of Income Dynamics (PSID):
- Pfeffer, Fabian T. (editor). Forthcoming “Inequality Across Multiple Generations”. Special Issue of Research in Social Stratification and Mobility (table of contents, draft of introduction article).
- Cousin correlations and multigenerational effects in the PSID (in progress)
Assessments of the role of education for social mobility processes are a long-standing field of sociological research. Here, I re-assess the role of educational attainment for occupational mobility processes by drawing on new methodological approaches, such as simulations within a log-linear modeling framework.
- Education’s Contribution to Social Mobility Trends in the United States (working paper available upon request)
- Class Mobility and Education in Comparative Perspective (in progress)