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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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World Social Science Forum 2018: Security and Equality for Sustainable Futures

25-28 September 2018 | Fukuoka, Japan

ACADEMIC PANELS: CROP is co-organising two sessions during WSSF 2018.

Addressing Inclusion Among Children & Adolescents Living in Poverty: Progress Towards Achieving the SDGs

11-12 October 2018 | The New School, New York, USA

WORKSHOP co-organised by CROP, Equity for Children / The New School and SOS Children's Villages.

CIH/CISMAC Sustainability Science Seminar

24 & 31 October 2018 | University of Bergen

SEMINAR for PhD candidates within the framework of the CIH/CISMAC Research School.

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Changing Course for Sustainable Development: Bold Alternatives to Business as Usual

17 September 2018 | Geneva, Switzerland

LAUNCH of the Civil Society Reflection Group Report.

World Social Science Forum 2018

25-28 September 2018 | Fukuoka, Japan

EVENT: Security and Equality for Sustainable Futures

International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

17 October 2018 | London, UK

EVENT: Chronic Poverty Advisory Network panel discussion - Leaving No One Behind.

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