Short CV/Education and training

  • 2008 – 2011
    Postdoctoral Associate, Center for Research on Inequalities and the Life Course (CIQLE), Department of Sociology, Yale University, New Haven

  • 2010 – 2011
    Visiting Scholar, Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy (ISERP), Columbia University, New York

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

  • Since 2011
    Head of the research group Demography and Inequality, WZB Berlin, Social Science Center

  • 2013
    Visiting Scholar, Max-Planck-Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock

  • Since 2014
    Professor for Microsociology (W3), Humboldt-University, Berlin


  • 1999 – 2004
    BA and MA in Sociology, Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich

  • 2005 – 2008
    Ph.D. in Sociology, Jacobs University, Bremen with distinction [program renamed: Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences, BIGSSS]Committee: Klaus Schömann, Karl Ulrich Mayer, Silke Aisenbrey, Hilke Brockmann

  • 2006 – 2007
    Postgraduate Fellow, Center for Research on Inequalities and the Life Course (CIQLE), Yale University, New Haven

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 Sozialpsychologie, forthcoming.

  • 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.

Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • 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


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