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Leif Jensen

Leif Jensen

Professor Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology, Penn State, USA

Leif Jensen is Professor of Rural Sociology and Demography, and Coordinator of the Graduate Program in Rural Sociology, Penn State.

Jensens research interests are found within three broad areas: social stratification with emphasis on poverty, employment and underemployment, and informal work and other household economic survival strategies.  Much of this work focuses on rural populations and rural-urban differences; demography with special attention to migration and immigration; and the sociology of economic development with a focus on Latin America.

His recent publications include "Birth and Fortune Revisited: A Cohort Analysis of Underemployment, 1974-2004" (Population Research and Policy Review, with Tim Slack); "Poverty" (Encyclopedia of Rural America: The Land and People, with Eric B. Jensen).

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CROP News and Events

Accelerating Sustainable Development through Social Protection

June 2018

CROP POVERTY BRIEF: By Babatunde Omilola (Head of Development Planning and Inclusive Sustainable Growth Team, UNDP), CROP Fellow.

Student Mobility Scholarships awarded to UiB Masters students

25 June - 9 July 2018 | University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN), Durban, South Africa

SCHOLARSHIPS: 5 Masters students from the University of Bergen will participate in summer school at UKZN.

The Social Question in the 21st Century (in Spanish)

3-5 September 2018 | Guadalajara, México

WORKSHOP co-organised by CROP, Colef, University of Guadalajara and UNAM. Spanish-language international workshop: "La cuestión social en el siglo XXI"

News from CROPNET

​Implementing the SDGs: What Role for Social and Solidarity Economy?

Deadline: 2 August 2018

CALL FOR PAPERS by UNs Inter-Agency Task Force on Social and Solidarity Economy (UNTFSSE).

Child Poverty and Deprivation in Refugee-Hosting Areas. Evidence from Uganda

June 2018

REPORT by UNICEF, Economic Policy Research Center (EPRC) and University of Cardiff.

CODESRIA 15th General Assembly: Africa and the Crisis of Globalisation

17-21 December, 2018 | Dakar, Senegal

CALL for Abstracts and Panel Proposals (deadline 15 April).

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