Felix Veit Elwert
(Sociology, March 2007)
Thesis Title: Cohabitation, Divorce, and the Trial Marriage Hypothesis
Committee: Christopher Winship, Nicholas A. Christakis, Martin K. Whyte
Initial Placement: Assistant Professor, Sociology, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Current Position: Romnes Professor of Sociology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI
My research advances the understanding of two interlocking areas of social inequality: First, I investigate the contextual drivers of inequality, including neighborhood, network, and family effects. Second, I analyze the demography of inequality. All of my work pursues a theory-driven approach to causal inference. I especially focus on problems of dynamic selection to understand how contexts and demography shape individual life chances, their distributions, and their transmission within and across generations.