Prof. Dr. Anette Eva Fasang

Portrait Foto Prof. Dr. Anette Eva Fasang (Foto: David Ausserhofer)
Foto: David Ausserhofer


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D-10785 Berlin

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David Ausserhofer
Former Head of the Completed Research Group

Research fields

Gender and Family | Social Science Research Methods | Welfare State and Social Inequality



Professor (W3) of Microsociology, Humboldt-University Berlin


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

2011-2014 Assistant Professor (W1) of Sociology, Humboldt-University Berlin

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

2010-2011 Visiting Scholar at the Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy, Columbia University, New York

2008-2011 Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for Research on Inequalities and the Life Course, Yale University, New Haven

2005-2009 Ph.D. in Sociology, Jacobs University Bremen (Committee: Klaus Schömann, Karl Ulrich Mayer, Silke Aisenbrey and Hilke Brockmann)

2005 Trainee at the National Hungarian UNESCO Commission, Budapest

1999-2004 B.A. and M.A. in Sociology, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich

Selected Publications

Aisenbrey, Silke/Fasang, Anette E. (2017): "The Interplay of Work and Family Trajectories over the Life Course. Germany and the United States in Comparison". In: American Journal of Sociology, Vol. 122, No. 5, 01.03.2017, S. 1448-1484.
Aisenbrey, Silke/Fasang, Anette E. (Eds.) (2016): Work and Family from a Life Course Perspective. Advances in Life Course Research, Vol. 29, Special Issue,. Amsterdam u.a.: Elsevier, 105 S.
Madero-Cabib, Ignacio/Fasang, Anette Eva (2016): "Gendered Work–Family Life Courses and Financial Well-being in Retirement". In: Advances in Life Course Research, Vol. 27, No. March, S. 43-60. (vorab online publiziert 17. Dezember 2015)
Fasang, Anette Eva (2015): "Intergenerationale Fertilitätstransmission in Ost- und Westdeutschland". In: Kölner Zeitschrift für Soziologie und Sozialpsychologie, Sonderheft 55 "Social Demography. Forschung an der Schnittstelle von Soziologie und Demografie", herausgegeben von Karsten Hank/Michaela Kreyenfeld. Wiesbaden: Springer VS, S. 11-40.
Jalovaara, Marika/Fasang, Anette Eva (2015): "Are There Gender Differences in Family Trajectories by Education in Finland?". In: Demographic Research - A Peer-reviewed, Open-Access Journal of Population Sciences, Vol. 33, Article 44, S. 1241-1256.
Fasang, Anette Eva/Raab, Marcel (2014): "Beyond Transmission. Intergenerational Patterns of Family Formation among Middle-class American Families". In: Demography, Vol. 51, No. 5, S. 1703-1728. (Vorab online publiziert 22. August 2014)
Raab, Marcel/Fasang, Anette Eva/Karhula, Aleksi/Erola, Jani (2014): "Sibling Similarity in Family Formation". In: Demography, Vol. 51, No. 6, S. 2127-2154.
Fasang, Anette Eva/Mangino, William/Brückner, Hannah (2014): "Social Closure and Educational Attainment". In: Sociological Forum, Vol. 29, No. 1, S. 134-167.
Fasang, Anette E./Liao, Tim Futing (2014): "Visualizing Sequences in the Social Sciences. Relative Frequency Sequence Plots". In: Sociological Methods & Research, Vol. 43, No. 4, S. 643-676. (Vorab publiziert online 14. November 2013)
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.


Thomas Hinz, Universität Konstanz

Marika Jalovaara, University of Turku

Elizabeth Thomson, Stockholm University and University of Wisconsin Madison



Gunnar Anderson, Stockholm University

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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