Background and activities

Jensen graduated as Cand.Polit in 1975 and PhD in 1996, University of Oslo. Thesis: Fertility – between passion and utility. The value of children and demographic change. Professor in sociology since 1997. Scientific interests include family changes, fertility and childhood sociology, women and development. International perspectives. Field works in Latin America and Kenya.

Recent projects:

1.     The Social Meaning of Children (RCN, grant no: 190813/V10, 2009-2012), published in The Social Meaning of Children and Fertility Change in Europe. Anne Lise Ellingsæter, An-Magritt Jensen and Merete Lie (eds), Routledge/ESA Studies in European Societies.

 

2.     Fertility and Poverty: the Role of Gender and Reproductive Health (RCN and Hewlett Foundation, grant no: 199408/S50, 2010-2013), Final Report. 

Scientific, academic and artistic work

A selection of recent journal publications, artistic productions, books, including book and report excerpts. See all publications in the database

Journal publications

  • Jensen, An-Magritt. (2015) Changes in Brideprice Payments in Christian and Muslim Villages of Kenya. Changes in Brideprice Payments in Christian and Muslim Villages of Kenya. Journal of Comparative Family Studies. vol. XLVI (1).
  • Jensen, An-Magritt. (2015) Poverty, gender and fertility in rural Kenya. Forum for Development Studies. vol. 42 (2).
  • Jensen, An-Magritt; Østby, Lars. (2014) Barnløshet blant 45-årige menn. Samfunnsspeilet : Tidsskrift om levekår og livsstil. vol. 28 (2).
  • Jensen, An-Magritt. (2009) From Thailand to Svalbard: migration at the margins. NIAS-nytt - Nordic Newsletter of Asian Studies.
  • Jensen, An-Magritt. (2009) Mobile Children: Small Captives of Large Structures?. Children & society. vol. 23 (2).
  • Jensen, An-Magritt. (2007) Children's welfare - Ageing Europe. Children's welfare - Ageing Europe. Zeitschrift fuer Soziologie der Erziehung und Sozialisation. vol. 27 (1).
  • Clarke, Lynda; Jensen, An-Magritt. (2004) Children's Risk of Parental Break-up: Norway and England/Wales Compared. Children's Risk of Parental Break-up: Norway and England/Wales Compared. Acta Sociologica. vol. 47 (1).
  • Jensen, An-Magritt. (2003) Flere barn bor med far - mot et vendepunkt?. Flere barn bor med far - mot et vendepunkt?. Samfunnsspeilet : Tidsskrift om levekår og livsstil.
  • Jensen, An-Magritt; Clausen, Sten-Erik. (2003) Children and Family Dissolution in Norway. The impact of consensual unions. Children and Family Dissolution in Norway. The impact of consensual unions. Childhood. vol. Vol. 10.
  • Jensen, An-Magritt; Qvortrup, Jens. (2003) Barns velfærd i internationalt perpektiv. Barns velfærd i internationalt perpektiv. Barn. vol. 21 (1).
  • Jensen, An-Magritt. (1999) Algunas Perspectivas de la Investigacion sobre la Familia en los Paises Escandinavos. Algunas Perspectivas de la Investigacion sobre la Familia en los Paises Escandinavos. Mexico Diverso y Desigual. Enfoques Sociodemograficos. Reunion de Investigacion Sociodemografica en Mexico.
  • Jensen, An-Magritt. (1999) Barn og samboerskap: Et uutforsket minefelt?. Barn og samboerskap: Et uutforsket minefelt?. Tidsskrift for velferdsforskning. vol. 2 (2).
  • Jensen, An-Magritt. (1999) Barn og samboerskap: et uutforsket minefelt?. Barn og samboerskap: et uutforsket minefelt?. Tidsskrift for velferdsforskning. vol. 2 (2).
  • Jensen, An-Magritt. (1999) Partners and Parents in Europe: A Gender Divide. Partners and Parents in Europe: A Gender Divide. Comparative Social Research. vol. 18.
  • Jensen, An-Magritt. (1998) Parenthood and childhood in the Scandinavian countries : challenges of responsibility. Parenthood and childhood in the Scandinavian countries : challenges of responsibility. Childhood. vol. 5 (1).
  • Jensen, An-Magritt. (1998) Partnership and parenthood in contemporary Europe : a review of recent findings. Partnership and parenthood in contemporary Europe : a review of recent findings. European Journal of Population. vol. 14/1998.

Books

  • Ellingsæter, Anne Lise; Jensen, An-Magritt; Lie, Merete. (2013) The Social Meaning of Children and Fertility Change in Europe. The Social Meaning of Children and Fertility Change in Europe. Routledge. 2013. ISBN 978-0-415-81091-3.
  • Jensen, An-Magritt. (2008) Fra nyttebarn til byttebarn. Barns verdi og demografi. Fra nyttebarn til byttebarn. Barns verdi og demografi. Gyldendal Akademisk. 2008. ISBN 9788205301733.
  • Jensen, An-Magritt; Moxnes, Kari. (2008) Livet i Longyearbyen: Åpne landskap - lukkede rom. Livet i Longyearbyen: Åpne landskap - lukkede rom. Tapir Akademisk Forlag. 2008. ISBN 9788251923835.
  • Jensen, An-Magritt; Asher, Ben-Arieh; Conti, Cinzia; Kutsar, Dagmar; Nic Ghiolla Phádraig, Máire; Nielsen, Hanne Warming. (2004) Children's Welfare in Ageing Europe. Children's Welfare in Ageing Europe. 2004. ISBN 82-7816-044-9.