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Find the full program schedule below (updated August 14, 2023). You can also download a printer-friendly PDF.

Note: For attendees planning to attend ASA in Philadelphia, only the pre-conference workshops will take place on August 17, per the ASA website.

Monday, August 14, 2023


Start Time End Time Event Location
11:30 AM 4:30 PM Detroit Tour Detroit
5:00 PM 6:00 PM Walking Tour of SRO Perry Building
6:00 PM 8:00 PM Welcome Reception ISR Atrium


Tuesday, August 15, 2023


Start Time End Time Event Location
8:00 AM 9:00 AM Registration, Breakfast & Coffee 2210 ABC
9:00 AM 10:30 AM Welcome + Keynote: Elizabeth Anderson Rogel Ballroom
10:30 AM 11:00 AM Break 2210 ABC
11:00 AM 12:30 PM

Session 1.1 – Mobility 1: Childhood Conditions
Session Chair: Jake Hays
Inequality in Wealth Accumulation: Shifting Family Dynamics and the Intergenerational Consequences for Children
Davis Daumler, University of Michigan

The Psychic Long Arm of Childhood: Psychological Stratification from Adolescence to Midlife
Christian Michael Smith, University of California, Merced

The Scarring Effects of Material Deprivation: Childhood Socioeconomic Position Affects Memory Performance at Age 50 and Over
Khatia Nadaraia, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

Reproductive Pathways: intragenerational occupational mobility trajectories of U.S. parents and their children
Shiva Rouhani, University of California, Los Angeles; Dr. Xi Song, University of Pennsylvania; Dr. Jennie Brand, University of California, Los Angeles

Rogel Ballroom
11:00 AM 12:30 PM

Session 1.2 – Real Utopias
Session Chair: Luciana de Souza Leão
Inequality and Class Coalitions to Decommodify Housing
Jacob Carlson, Gianpaolo Baiocchi, Kean University

What’s wrong with tuition-free 4 year public college?
Harry Brighouse, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Equality Projects: Theorizing the Organizational Production of Equality in a Worker-run Business
Katherine Sobering, University of North Texas

If You’re an Egalitarian, How Come Your Significant Other is so Rich?
Marcos Picchio, University of Wisconsin-Madison

11:00 AM 12:30 PM

Session 1.3 – School-to-Work
Session Chair: Sun Kyoung Lee
First generation students and the labor market after elite schooling
Paula Pinzón, María José Álvarez, Universidad de los Andes

How College Graduates from Different Class Backgrounds Receive Equal Pay
Jessi Streib, Duke University

A Little Help from My Friends?  Navigating the Tension between Social Capital and Meritocracy in the Job Search
Elena Ayala-Hurtado, Harvard University

Yesterday’s Model for Tomorrow’s Economy? The Effect of Firm-Based VET on Youth Unemployment and Wage Inequality in the Knowledge Economy
Patrick Emmenegger, Matthias Haslberger, University of St. Gallen

11:00 AM 12:30 PM

Session 1. 4 – Gender 1: Pay Gap
Session Chair: Davon Norris
Gendered wage effects of changes in job tasks: Evidence from Germany
Alexandra Wicht, University of Siegen/Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training; Nora Müller, GESIS – Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences; Reinhard Pollak, University of Mannheim; Silke Anger, University of Bamberg

Trends in the Gender Pay Gap: Narrowing Starting Gaps and Persistent Life-Course Divergence
Alexandra Killewald, Nino José Cricco, Harvard University

Changing Work-family Life Courses and the Future Gender Pension Gap in Germany: A Machine Learning Approach
Linda Vecgaile, Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research

12:30 PM 1:30 PM Lunch 2210 ABC / Rogel Ballroom
1:30 PM 3:00 PM

Session 2.1 – Mobility 2: Measurement and Debates
Session Chair: Davon Norris
Structural differences between upward and downward intergenerational micro-class mobility
Per Block, Linus Krug, University of Zurich

The Intergenerational Transmission of Relative-Income Advantages in the United States: Reassessing the Current View
Pablo Mitnik, University of Michigan; Asher Dvir-Djerassi, University of Michigan; Victoria Bryant, Internal Revenue Service

Multigenerational Perspective on Trends in Intergenerational Educational Mobility: The Case of Japan
Mugiyama Ryota, Gakushuin University; Aguru Ishibashi, Senshu University

The impacts of rigorously measured cultural and economic resources on grandchildren’s educational attainment: The case of Japan
Aguru Ishibashi, Senshu University

Rogel Ballroom
1:30 PM 3:00 PM

Session 2.2 – Labor Market 1: Occupation & Beliefs
Session Chair: Jake Hays
Does economic inequality erode beliefs about meritocracy?
Sven Ehmes, Goethe University Frankfurt

Immigrants’ Characteristics and the Legitimation of Economic Discrimination: Results from a Multifactorial Survey Experiment
Moshe Semyonov, Tel Aviv University; Anastasia Gorodzeisky, Tel Aviv University; Rebeca Raijman, University of Haifa; Thomas Hinz, University of Konstanz

Coping with Failed Occupational Aspirations: Resignation, Internalization, Contestation, or Escape?
Anette Fasang, Humboldt University of Berlin

The Varying Costs of Parenthood: Occupational Characteristics’ Impact on Parents’ Wage Levels
So Yun Park, Jungmyung Kim, University of Wisconsin – Madison

1:30 PM 3:00 PM

Session 2.3 – Wealth 1: Concepts
Session Chair: Luciana de Souza Leão
Class, Credit, and Contradictory Classifications
Rachel E. Dwyer, The Ohio State University; Elizabeth C. Martin, Cornell University

Should social insurance programs count as wealth? A future-oriented perspective
Robert Manduca, University of Michigan

Combatting Racial Wealth Gaps: Experimental Evidence about Correcting Misperceptions of Wealth Inequality and Encouraging Americans to Intervene
Nicole Yadon, Lauren Valentino, Sydney Sauer, Ohio State University

Wealth inequality and accumulation in later life in Japan
Sawako Shirahase, the University of Tokyo

1:30 PM 3:00 PM

Session 2.4 – Gender 2: Norms
Session Chair: Sun Kyoung Lee
How Experiences of Gender Inequality Shape Sex Preference Attitudes in Contemporary Urban China
Yun Zhou, University of Michigan

When Gender Norms Don’t Match Institutions: Her Earnings Share Change after First Birth in Korea
Hyo Joo Lee, Wonjeong Jeong, Cornell University

Career, Children, or Neither? Fathers’ Housework and Mothers’ Work-Family Decisions Following the First Birth
Ohjae Gowen, Harvard University

Unemployment and well-being: the role of the gender, partner, and gender norms
Olga Leshchenko, University of Konstanz; Jan Paul Heisig, WZB Berlin Social Science Center

3:00 PM 3:30 PM Break Rogel Ballroom
3:30 PM 5:00 PM

Session 3.1 – Mobility 3: Determinants & Effects
Session Chair: Davon Norris
Defund the Police? Local Government Spending and the Racial Mobility Gap
Manuel Schechtl, City University of New York; Rourke O’Brien, Yale University

Labor Market Transformation and Effectively Maintained Immobility in the United States
Lai Wei, Princeton University

Are There Health Costs to Upward Mobility? A Sequence Analysis of the Transition out of Higher Education and its link to Health Behavior
Miriam Siglreitmaier, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin; Vida Maralani, Cornell University

Rogel Ballroom
3:30 PM 5:00 PM

Session 3.2 – Labor Market 2: Changing Conditions
Session Chair: Robert Manduca
Work from Home and Careers in the Post-Covid Context: Evidence from a Discrete Choice Experiment
Anna Matysiak, Agnieszka Kasperska, Ewa Cukrowska-Torzewska, University of Warsaw

The Impact of College Degrees in Reducing COVID-Era Labor Market Racial Disparities
Nanum Jeon, Jennie E. Brand, University of California, Los Angeles

Prevalence and Poverty Penalties of Working in Non-teleworkable and Non-essential Occupations: Evidence from East and West Germany in 2019
Anette Fasang, Humboldt University of Berlin; Emanuela Struffolino, University of Milan; Hannah Zagel, WZB Berlin Social Science Center

3:30 PM 5:00 PM

Session 3.3 – Wealth 2: Determinants
Session Chair: Joe LaBriola
Labor Unions and Wealth Inequality in the United States, 1985-2016
Alec Rhodes, Ohio State University

Families in the Red: How Bank Concentration Grows Debt Burden for Households
Bowei Hu, University of California, Los Angeles

Can Couples’ Money Management Mitigate Wealth and Income Inequalities between Partners? A Comparison of East and West Germany
Agnieszka Althaber, Kathrin Leuze, Friedrich Schiller University Jena

3:30 PM 5:00 PM

Session 3.4 – Gender 3: Education
Session Chair: Sun Kyoung Lee
The Deepening Gender Divide in Credentials 2008-2020: Trends, Sources and Implications
Claudia Buchmann, Rachel E. Dwyer, Man Yao, The Ohio State University

Returns to Attitudes towards Mathematics: Differences by Gender and Outcome
Anne Clark, University of Notre Dame

Incongruence between Students’ and Teachers’ Concept of Merit: The Case of Selective High School in Japan
Fumiya Uchikoshi, Princeton University

5:30 PM 7:30 PM

Poster Session

Intergenerational mobility considering family structure: how the mother’s social status moderates the effect of paternal absence
Natalia Barcelos, Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro

Gender Differences in High School Science Performance: Spatial Abilities, Science Efficacy and Educational Expectations
I-Chien Chen, Michigan State University

Satisfied with Less? Inequality Beliefs and Job Satisfaction in Low-rewards Jobs
Ian Harwood, The Ohio State University

Effect of Educational Interruptions on Transition to Adulthood: Evidence from Japan
Mei Kagawa, Daito Bunka University

Heterogeneity of Perceived Inequality as a Driver for an Equal World: Latent Structural Analysis in East Asian Societies
Masayuki Kanai, Senshu University

Downward Mobility and Loneliness: Consequences of Intergenerational Educational Mobility in Japan
Aram Kwon, Osaka University of Economics

A Dual Disadvantage? COVID-19 and Socioeconomic Differences in Work and Retirement among Older Europeans
Kun Lee, University of Oxford

The causal effect of changes in school management on student performance: the case of militarized schools in Goiás, Brazil
Diego Nunes da Rocha, Rio de Janeiro State University

Disparities in Patient’s Right to Dignified treatment: the case of Israel
Keren Semyonov-Tal, Tel Aviv University

Evolution of Vocational Training in Japanese Higher Education and Its Implication for Gender Segregation
Fumiya Uchikoshi, Princeton University

Work and childbearing in the XXI century: when large work autonomy meets high job demands
Ewa Weychert, University of Warsaw

Underlying Mental Health Disadvantage: Social Integration and Motivation Mismatch of Asian International Students
Fei Xie, Ohio State University

2210 ABC


Wednesday, August 16, 2023


Start Time End Time Event Location
8:30 AM 9:00 AM Late Registration, Breakfst & Coffee 2210 ABC
9:00 AM 10:30 AM Session 4.1 – Education 1: Schools & Teachers
Session Chair: Jake Hays
Better teachers, smarter kids? Estimating the causal impact of teacher qualifications on students’ academic performance
Said Hassan, University of Oxford

Ranking up for STEM: The Influence of School Ranking on STEM Degrees. Does relative deprivation and gratification matter?
Iman Dadgar, Stockholm University; Roujman Shahbazian,University of Munich

Can Every School Be a Good School? Unranking and its implications for competitive school choice
Jacqueline Ho, Cornell University

Selective Schools as Frog Ponds: Heterogeneity of Math Course-Taking Pathways
Alejandro Schugurensky, Princeton University

Rogel Ballroom
9:00 AM 10:30 AM Session 4.2 – Labor Market 3: Firms & Earnings
Session Chair: Pablo Mitnik
Just born and feeling the (field’s) pressure: Earnings variation among new firm workers and inequality relative to old firm workers in the US, 1993-2018
Matthew Mendoza, University of Massachusetts Amherst

An Intersectional Analysis of Earnings Inequality in Young Adulthood: Changes across Birth Cohorts
Christine Percheski, Northwestern University

Labor Market Dynamics and Regional Fertility in Germany
Chen Luo, University of Warsaw

9:00 AM 10:30 AM Session 4.3 – Wealth 3: Intergenerational Perspectives
Session Chair: Davon Norris
Parental wealth and children’s income trajectories in the United States
Andrea Pietrolucci, University of Trento; Marco Albertini, University of Bologna

Housing Affordability, Parental Wealth, and the Transition to Homeownership
Joe LaBriola, University of Michigan

The Legacy of Advantage: Multigenerational Home Wealth Transmission
Catalina Anampa Castro, University of Michigan

9:00 AM 10:30 AM Session 4.4 – Gender 4: Institutions & Organizations
Session Chair: Robert Manduca
Flexible working time arrangements and work-life conflict: the role of gender and housework
Olga Leshchenko, Susanne Strauss, University of Konstanz

Asymmetric access to activation programs among couples in Germany and its consequences on women’s socioeconomic situation
Veronika Knize, Institute for Employment Research (IAB)

His Job Loss, Her Response and the Role of Welfare Policies
Anna Matysiak, Anna Kurowska, Alina Maria Pavelea, University of Warsaw

Parents, Partners, and Professions: Reproduction and Mobility in a Cohort of College Women
Laura Hamilton, University of California, Merced; Elizabeth Armstrong, University of Michigan

10:30 AM 11:00 AM Break 2210 ABC
11:00 AM 12:30 PM Session 5.1 – Education 2: Higher Education
Session Chair: Jake Hays
Inside the Black Box of College Admissions: How Universities Screen and Why Variation Matters
Ruo-Fan Liu, Eric Hsienchen Chu, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Expectations vs. Reality: an analysis of graduate school expectations and enrollment across two cohorts
Madeline Brighouse Glueck, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Postsecondary Education, Language and Discrimination across Organizational Contexts. Evidence from Peru
Martin Santos, Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru

Rogel Ballroom
11:00 AM 12:30 PM Session 5.2 – Labor Market 4: Dynamics & Insecurity
Session Chair: Joe LaBriola
What are the Long Run Trends of Job Insecurity? A Longitudinal Analysis 1976-2019
Jessie Himmelstern, Tom VanHeuvelen, University of Minnesota

The Demography of Job Instability: Inequalities in Expected Job Duration by Race, Sex, and Education in the Postindustrial U.S, 1997 – 2019
Michael Lachanski, University of Pennsylvania

Work-Hour Volatility and Racial Earnings Disparities Among U.S. Workers
Julie Cai, Marybeth Mattingly, Center for Economic and Policy Research

Intragenerational Occupational Mobility in Light of  Intergenerational Educational Mobility, Women and Men, Germany
Jessica Ordemann, Sandra Buchholz, German Centre for Higher Education Research and Science Studies (DZHW)

11:00 AM 12:30 PM Session 5.3 – Spatial Inequality
Session Chair: Pablo Mitnik
The Impact of Zoning Regimes on Residential Segregation and Displacement
Matthew Mleczko, Matthew Desmond, Princeton University

Regional, Spatial and Nationwide Income Inequality in the United States: Evidence from Novel Neighborhood Inequality Data
Franziska Disslbacher, University Roma Tre; Mathias Moser, Vienna University of Economics and Business

Mobility-based Segregation in U.S. Metropolitan Areas: Evidence from Large-scale Mobile Device Data
Yongjun Zhang, State University of New York; Siwei Cheng, New York University

Neighborhood Organizational Resources: Aligning Measurement to Theory
Nicholas DiRago, University of California, Los Angeles

11:00 AM 12:30 PM Session 5.4 – Family & Education
Session Chair: Fabian Pfeffer
Scholars of the Clan: How Extended Kin Shape Educational Attainment in the United States
Doron Shiffer-Sebba, Northwestern University;  Limor Gabay-Egozi, Bar-Ilan University

Wealth gaps in children’s education A comparison across European countries and wealth components
Andrea Pietrolucci, University of Trento; Jascha Dräger, University of Leipzig; Nora Müller, GESIS Institute; Marco Albertini, University of Bologna

Do parents’ belief in meritocracy and critical reflection of social inequities affect children’s educational aspirations towards secondary school?
Frederick de Moll, Bielefeld University; Miriam Schwarzenthal, University of Wuppertal

12:30 PM 1:30 PM Lunch 2210 ABC / Rogel Ballroom
1:30 PM 3:00 PM Keynote Speaker: Harry Brighouse Rogel Ballroom
3:00 PM 3:30 PM Break 2210 ABC
3:30 PM 5:30 PM Envisioning Equality Workshop Liberty Annex
6:30 PM 9:00 PM Conference Dinner U-M Museum of Art


Thursday, August 17, 2023


Start Time End Time Event Location
8:30 AM 9:00 AM Breakfast & Coffee 2210 ABC
9:00 AM 10:30 AM Session 6.1 – Education 3: Supply & Demand
Session Chair: Joe LaBriola
Place-Based Education Investment:  Promise Neighborhoods and Student Academic Outcomes
Alexandra Cooperstock, Cornell UniversityUnderstanding the Patterns and Drivers of Dwindling Student Enrollments in Urban School Districts: Evidence from Los Angeles County
Jared N. Schachner, Gary D. Painter, Ann Owens, University of Southern California

Trends in the Inequality of Educational Opportunity in East Asia: Disaggregating Trends in the Supply and Demand of Education
Hiroshi Ishida, University of Tokyo; Hyunjoon Park, University of Pennsylvania; Kuo-Hsien Su, National Taiwan University

Education and Later Life Earnings
Janet Wang, University of Michigan

Rogel Ballroom
9:00 AM 10:30 AM Session 6.2 – Labor Market 5: Volatility & Dynamics
Session Chair: Robert Manduca
Later and less? New Evidence on Occupational Maturity for Swedish Women and Men
Erik Bihagen, Stockholm University; Roujman Shahbazian, University of Munich; Sara Kjellsson, Stockholm UniversityFamily Income Volatility Among Chinese Children, 2010-2018
Jiashu Xu, Renmin University of China; Airan Liu, Peking University,

Ethnic Penalties and Career Mobility: A Panel Data Analysis of Early 20th Century Japanese Immigrants in the United States
Tate Kihara, Brown University

Scarring or Recovery? The Long-Term Effects of the COVID-19 Lockdown on Families in Israel
Efrat Herzberg-Druker, Meir Yaish, Tel-Aviv University

9:00 AM 10:30 AM

Session 6.3 – Policy
Session Chair: Fabian Pfeffer
Does Increasing State Minimum Wages Reduce Inequalities in Access to Financial Services?
Megan Bea, Lauri Luosta, University of Wisconsin-Madison

The Right to Work and American Poverty
Tom VanHeuvelen, University of Minnesota

School Quality and the SES-learning gap: Evidence from School District Changes
Said Hassan, Richard Breen, University of Oxford

10:30 AM 11:00 AM Break 2210 ABC
11:00 AM 12:30 PM

Session 7.1 – Education 4: Values of Education
Session Chair: Robert Manduca
Lasting Effects of Temporary School Closures
Per Engzell, University College London

Is there a tradeoff between school effectiveness and equity?
Paul Yoo, Paul Hanselman, University of California, Irvine

Mapping Parents’ Educational Values
ens-Peter Thomsen, The Danish Center for Social Science Research; Asta Breinholt, Roskilde University

Rogel Ballroom
11:00 AM 12:30 PM

Session 7.2 – Heterogeneity & Segregation
Session Chair: Joe LaBriola
Socioeconomic segregation in adolescent friendship networks: Prevalence and determinants of same- and cross-SES friendships in US high schools
Benjamin Rosche, Cornell University

Ethnic Heterogeneity and Income Inequality
Masoud Movahed, University of Pennsylvania

Understanding Sexual Orientation and Occupational Segregation beyond Western Societies: The Case of Japan
Daiki Hiramori, Hosei University

11:00 AM 12:30 PM

Session 7.3 – Health
Session Chair: Pablo Mitnik
Empty Seats at the Dinner Table: Black-White Disparities in Exposure to Household Member Deaths
Angela Dixon, Emory University

The Spill-over Effects of Childhood Health on Siblings’ Educational Attainment
Han Liu, University at Albany

Network Resources, Dynamics, and Health in Later Life
Nan Feng, Cornell University; Benjamin Cornwell, Cornell University; Qiuju Guo, Huazhong University of Science and Technology

12:30 PM 1:30 PM Lunch to-go 2210 ABC