Peter Abrahamson

Peter Abrahamson

Associate Professor emeritus

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Peter Abrahamson is associate professor of Sociology at University of Copenhagen in Denmark. 2009 – 10 he was professor of social policy at Seoul National University in South Korea. His research interests revolve around comparative studies of welfare state issues: poverty, social exclusion, activation, spatial differentiation, regional integration. 2006 to 2008 he lived in and worked on Central America, and before that we worked on Europe based at University of Copenhagen.

He is co-author of Welfare and Families in Europe. Aldershot: Ashgate 2005 and co-editor of Understanding Social Policy in Europe. Taipei: Casa Verde Publishing 2008 and New Social Partnerships in Europe. Copenhagen: The Copenhagen Centre 2003. He has recently published his work in Journal of European Social Policy Global Social Policy, Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis, Comparative Family Studies, International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, Acta Sociologica, and Social Policy and Administration.

He has a Ph.D. in sociology from University of Copenhagen and a Ph.D. in public administration from Roskilde University. He has been a visiting scholar at Boston University, U C Berkeley, U C Davis, Sorbonne, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, Madrid, University of York, University of Mannheim, University of Nantes, Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto and Central American Institute of Fiscal Studies, Guatemala City.

Primary fields of research

Welfare Systems, Social Policy, Poverty, European Union, Central America and East Asia

Member of the research group Welfare, Inequality and Mobility.

Selected publications

  1. Published

    Gender and Welfare Regimes Revised: Connecting Chinese and Danish Perspectives

    Abrahamson, Peter, Mar 2015, In: Kvinder, Køn & Forskning. 2015, 1, p. 67-79 13 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  2. Published

    The welfare modelling business revisited: The case of East Asian welfare regimes

    Abrahamson, Peter, 2011, New Welfare States in East Asia: Global Challenges and Restructuring. Hwang, G-J. (ed.). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing, p. 15-34 20 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review

  3. Published

    European welfare states beyond neoliberalism: Toward the social investment state

    Abrahamson, Peter, 2010, In: Development and Society. 39, 1, p. 61-95 34 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  4. Published

    The welfare modeling business

    Abrahamson, Peter, 1999, In: Social Policy and Administration. 33, 4, p. 394-415 22 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

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