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Prof. Dr. Anette Eva Fasang

Portrait Prof. Dr. Anette Eva Fasang (photo: David Ausserhofer)
Research Fields
  • Gender and Family
  • Social Science Research Methods
  • Welfare State and Social Inequality
fon: +49 30 25491 434
mail: anette [dot] fasang [at] wzb [dot] eu
Reichpietschufer 50
D-10785 Berlin
Head of the Research Group


Professor (W3) of Microsociology, Humboldt-University Berlin


Head of the Project Group "Demography and Inequality", Social Science Research Center Berlin (WZB)

Assistant Professor (W1) of Sociology, Humboldt-University Berlin

spring 2013
Visiting Scholar at the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock 

Visiting Scholar at the Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy, Columbia University, New York

Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for Research on Inequalities and the Life Course, Yale University, New Haven

Ph.D. in Sociology, Jacobs University Bremen (Committee: Klaus Schömann, Karl Ulrich Mayer, Silke Aisenbrey and Hilke Brockmann)

Trainee at the National Hungarian UNESCO Commission, Budapest

B.A. and M.A. in Sociology, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich

Selected Publications

Anette E. Fasang, “What’s the Value Added? Commentary on ‘A Globally Interdependent Multiple Sequence Analysis Approach to Uncover Patterns of Linked Life Courses’. Sociological Methodology, forthcoming.

Anette E. Fasang, “Intergenerationale Fertilitätstransmission in Ost- und Westdeutschland.” [Intergenerational Fertility Transmission in East and West Germany.] Kölner Zeitschrift für Soziologie und Sozialpsychologieforthcoming.

Marcel Raab, Anette E. Fasang, Aleksi Karhula and Jani Erola. 2014. “Sibling Similarity in Family Formation.Demography, online first DOI: 10.1007/s13524-014-0341-6.

Anette E. Fasang and Marcel Raab. 2014. “Beyond Transmission: Intergenerational Patterns of Family Formation in Middle Class American Families”. Demography, 51: 1703-1728.

Anette E. Fasang, William Mangino, and Hannah Brückner. 2014. “Social Closure and Educational Attainment.”Sociological Forum 29: 137-164.

Anette E. Fasang, and Tim F. Liao. 2014. “Visualizing Sequences in the Social Sciences: Relative Frequency Sequence Plots.”Sociological Methods & Research 43(4): 643-676.

  • Fasang, Anette Eva (2012): "Retirement Patterns and Income Inequality". In: Social Forces, Vol. 90, No. 3, S. 685-711. (Vorab online publiziert 5. Mai 2012)
  • Aisenbrey, Silke/Fasang, Anette Eva (2010): "New Life for Old Ideas. The 'Second Wave' of Sequence Analysis - Bringing the Course Back into the Life Course". In: Sociological Methods & Research, Vol. 38, No. 3, S. 420-462.


Marc Visser, Radboud University Nijmegen

Ly Phan, University of Sidney

Ariane Hegewisch, IWPR Institute for Womens Policy and Research, Washington D.C.

Ignacio Madeiro-Cabib, University of Lausanne

Ulrike Münch, Vanderbilt University, Nashville

Eric Widmer, University of Geneva



Thomas Leopold, European University Institute (EUI)

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Tim F. Liao, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champagne

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Aleksi Karhula, University of Turku, Finland
Silke Aisenbrey, Yeshiva University, New York
Dalton Conley, New York University
Melanie Lorek, Graduate Center, City University of New York
Jani Erola, University of Turku, Finland
Christopher Wildemann, Yale University, New Haven

Family Structure and the Reproduction of Inequality

Family of Origin Effects on Life Course Trajectories across Welfare States

Welfare State Effects on Old Age Inequality

Late Life Consequences of early Life Course Trajectories


Specific sub-projects:

Intergenerational Transmission of Family Behavior in East and West Germany

Intergenerational Transmission of Family Formation (with Marcel Raab)
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Sibling Similarity in Family Formation (with Jani Erola, Aleksi Karhula, Marcel Raab)
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A Permutation-based Test for Sequence Comparison (with Tim F. Liao)
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How Men and Women Synchronize Work and Family in Germany and the United States (with Silke Aisenbrey)
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