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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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Human Security as a Sine Qua Non for Poverty Reduction and Sustainable Development in Africa

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CROP POVERTY BRIEF 50: by Ojijo Odhiambo and Fatima Umar (UNDP Nigeria Country Office).

Poverty as Ideology: Rescuing Social Justice from Global Development Agendas

14 May 2019 | Bergen Global

LITERARY SALON: Andrew Fischer, winner of the International Studies in Poverty Prize awarded by CROP and Zed Books.

Organisational Changes at the CROP Secretariat

1 December 2018

The University of Bergen (UiB) and the International Science Council (ISC) have announced organisational changes at the CROP Secretariat.

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20-23 November, 2019 | Budapest, Hungary

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25-26 June 2019 | Geneva, Switzerland

CONFERENCE organized by UNRISD.

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