Jørgen Elm Larsen

Jørgen Elm Larsen

Associate Professor

Primary fields of research

  • Welfare State
  • Social Policy
  • Labour Market Policy
  • Poverty
  • Marginalisation
  • Social Exclusion

Current research

Current Research

1. Coping with marginalisation (2020-2021).

2. Youth in the performance society (2020-2021).

Most important academic contributions

My most important academic contributions is within the field of research into poverty, marginalization and social exclusion. Since 1985 I have been researching within this field and this is reflected both in my Danish and English publications, for example in my Phd thesis "Fattigdom i velfærdsstaten" (Poverty in the welfare state), Samfindslitteartur 1989, and in the book "Fattigdom, afsavn og coping" (Poverty, deprivation and coping), Hans Reitzels Forlag, 2015. Within this field of research I have in many of my publications also had a special focus on lone mothers and marginalized men; the relations between gender, class, poverty and social exclusion.

Most important contributions of research outside academia

In 1990, my PhD thesis "Fattigdom i velfærdsstaten" (Poverty in the welfare state) was awarded the Cultural Prize of The Federation of Trade Unions in Denmark (LO). I have often been interviewed by the Medias and according to InfoMedia (a database on appearence in all types of medias) I have during the last 5 years appeared 149 times in all type of medias. During the last 5 years I have also given key note speeeches on especially poverty at conferences held by NGO's, Trade Unions and government appointed councils and expert committees.

 

Selected Publications

 Are benefit reduction an effective activation strategy? The case of the lowest befefit recipients in Denmark / M. Azhar Hussain, Morten Ejrnæs & Jørgen Elm Larsen / Jnl Soc. Pol. (2020), 1–19 © The Author(s), 2020. Published by Cambridge University Press.
doi:10.1017/S0047279420000318

Parents on Low Benefits - Coping with Poverty / Morten Ejrnæs, Jørgen Elm Larsen & Maja Müller / Journal of Poverty, DOI: 10.1080/10875549.2020.1740376 

Fattigdom, afsavn og coping Müller, M. (ed.), Hussain, M. A. (ed.), Larsen, Jørgen Elm (ed.), Hansen, H. (ed.), Hansen, F. K. (ed.) & Ejrnæs, M. (ed.), 2015, 1. ed. København: Hans Reitzels Forlag. 345 p.

The Danish welfare state: A sociological investigationLarsen, Jørgen Elm, Bengtsson, T. T. & Frederiksen, M., 2015, Palgrave Macmillan. 269 p.

Social exclusion or poverty individualisation? An empirical test of two recent and competing poverty theories Bak, C. K. & Larsen, Jørgen Elm, 2015, In : European Journal of Social Work. 18, 1, p. 17-35 19 p.

Unemployed citizen or 'at risk' client? Classification systems and employment services in Denmark and Australia. / Larsen, Jørgen Elm ; Caswell, Dorte ; Marston, Greg. I: Critical Social Policy. 2010 ; vol. 30, nr. 3, August. s. 384-404

Udenfor eller indenfor : sociale marginaliseringsprocessers mangfoldighed. / Larsen, Jørgen Elm (Redaktør) ; Mortensen, Nils (Redaktør). Kbh. : Hans Reitzel, 2009. 239 s.

The exclusion and marginalisation of immigrants in the Danish welfare society : Dilemmas and challenges. / Larsen, Jørgen Elm ; Andersen, John ; Møller, Iver Hornemann. I: International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy. 2009 ; vol. 29, nr. 5, s. 274-286

Gender, class, and family : men and gender equality in a Danish context. / Christensen, Ann-Dorte ; Larsen, Jørgen Elm. I: Social Politics - International Studies in Gender State and Society. 2008 ; vol. 15, nr. 1, s. 53-78

Fattigdom, social eksklusion og boligforhold. / Kristensen, Jytte ; Larsen, Jørgen Elm. I: Dansk Sociologi. 2007 ; vol. 18, nr. 4, s. 9-28

Governing the Spaces on the Margin of Society. / Larsen, Jørgen Elm. I: Analysing Social Policy : A Governmental Approach. Cheltenham : Edward Elgar Publishing, Incorporated, 2006. s. 67-85

The active society and activation policy : ideologies, contexts and effects. / Larsen, Jørgen Elm. I: The Changing Face of Welfare : Consequences and Outcomes from a Citizenship Perspective. Bristol : Policy Press, 2005. s. 135-150

The active subjects of welfare reform : a street-level comparison of employment services in Australia and Denmark. / Marston, Greg ; Larsen, Jørgen Elm ; McDonald, Catherine. I: Social Work and Society. 2005 ; vol. 3, nr. 2, s. 141-157

Fattigdom og social eksklusion : tendenser i Danmark over et kvart århundrede. / Larsen, Jørgen Elm. Kbh. : Socialforskningsinstituttet, 2004. 340 s.

The politics of marginal space. / Larsen, Jørgen Elm. I: The Politics of Inclusion and Empowerment : Gender, Class and Citizenship. New York : St. Martin's Press, 2004. s. 205-222

Det magtfulde møde mellem klient og system. / Järvinen, Margaretha (Redaktør) ; Larsen, Jørgen Elm (Redaktør) ; Mortensen, Nils (Redaktør). Århus : Aarhus Universitetsforlag, 2002. 200 s.

 

Lone Mothers : How do They Work and Care in Different Welfare State Regimes? / Larsen, Jørgen Elm. I: Gender, Welfare State and the Market : Towards a New Division of Labour. London : Routledge, 2000. s. 206-225

Selected publications

  1. Published

    Fattigdom, afsavn og coping

    Müller, M. (ed.), Hussain, M. A. (ed.), Larsen, Jørgen Elm (ed.), Hansen, H. (ed.), Hansen, F. K. (ed.) & Ejrnæs, M. (ed.), 2015, 1. ed. København: Hans Reitzels Forlag. 345 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportAnthologyResearchpeer-review

  2. Published

    The Danish welfare state: A sociological investigation

    Larsen, Jørgen Elm, Bengtsson, T. T. & Frederiksen, M., 2015, Palgrave Macmillan. 269 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportBookResearchpeer-review

  3. Published

    Social exclusion or poverty individualisation? An empirical test of two recent and competing poverty theories

    Bak, C. K. & Larsen, Jørgen Elm, 2015, In : European Journal of Social Work. 18, 1, p. 17-35 19 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  4. Published

    Unemployed citizen or 'at risk' client? Classification systems and employment services in Denmark and Australia

    Larsen, Jørgen Elm, Caswell, D. & Marston, G., 2010, In : Critical Social Policy. 30, 3, p. 384-404 21 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  5. Published

    Gender, class, and family: Men and gender equality in a Danish context

    Christensen, A. & Larsen, Jørgen Elm, 2008, In : Social Politics - International Studies in Gender State and Society. 15, 1, p. 53-78 26 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

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