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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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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.

​The Democratic Developmental State: North-South Perspectives

February 2019

OPEN ACCESS PUBLICATION: Edited by Chris Tapscott, Tor Halvorsen, Teresita Cruz-Del Rosario.

The Political Economy of Poverty and Social Transformations of the Global South

February 2019

OPEN ACCESS PUBLICATION Edited by Mariano Féliz and Aaron L. Rosenberg.

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World Science Forum 2019

20-23 November, 2019 | Budapest, Hungary

CALL FOR PROPOSALS: "Science, Ethics and Responsibility" (deadline 10 April).

Causal Mechanisms and International knowledge transfer in social policy: With a special focus on the case of the post-Soviet region

7-9 November 2019 | University of Bremen

CALL FOR PAPERS: Deadline for proposals is 30 April.

Bergen Summer Research School

17-27 June 2019 | University of Bergen

BSRS 2019 offers a series of parallel multidisciplinary working groups with top international lecturers, and cutting-edge keynotes to help you make your research play a role for a sustainable future.

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