My research draws on theories and concepts from sociology, demography, economics, and developmental psychology to study the formation of social inequalities over the life course. Within this research area, I’m particularly interested in two topics:

  1. Life Events, Gender, and Inequality in Adult Life Courses
  2. Social Stratification of Child Development

To contribute to these topics, I use quantitative methods and large-scale, often longitudinal, survey data. Because my research regularly addresses causal relations, I have a deep and abiding interest in modern methods of causal inference (which I also delight in teaching).

In recent years, I’ve become a fervent believer in doing open science. Therefore, I now strive to provide documentation that allows others to reproduce my research with minimal effort (e.g., here).