Felix Elwert

Felix Elwert, PhD, is an assistant professor of sociology at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, where he specializes in applications of causal inference in social demography, the sociology of the family, and social inequality. His substantive research includes projects on the causes and consequences of marital dissolution, the social transmission of mortality, neighborhood effects, and the intergenerational transmission of social disadvantage. Current projects delight in strange patterns of old-age mortality and several topics in selection and causation.

Prior to joining the Department of Sociology at Wisconsin, he spent a year as a post-doctoral fellow in the HNL. He obtained an A.M. degree in statistics and his Ph.D. in sociology at Harvard University.

In his spare time, he indulges an unhealthy obsession with high mountains.

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