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Elling Martin Borgeraas

Elling Martin Borgeraas


Borgeraas is a sociologist and specializes in the interconnection between consumption, living conditions and welfare. As a project manager, he has led the buildup of SIFO‘s Reference Budget for Consumer Expenditures, including the development consumer-based poverty measures. He has also worked in the area of personal finance, focusing on issues such as the prevention of financial problems among the chronically ill, personal finance programs in higher education, cross-country comparisons of money advice and debt advice services, and the role of finance in within-household gender and power negotiations. Other academic interests include the relationship between the consumer and citizen roles, market-based welfare and the dynamics involved in the relationship between investment, consumption and saving at the household level. Between 1999 and 2001, 2002 and 2009, and 2012 – 2016 Borgeraas worked as head of SIFO’s research section for studies on personal finance and consumption politics.

Research projects

Scientific publications

Austgulen, Marthe Hårvik; Borgeraas, Elling Martin (2020). The Norwegian reference budget. Deeming, Christopher (Ed.). Minimum Income Standards and Reference Budgets. 13. p. 185-196. Policy Press.

Borgeraas, Elling M; Poppe, Christian; Lavik, Randi Kristine (2016). Consuming the Home. Walking the Thin Line between Welfare and Catastrophe. Italian Sociological Review . Vol. 6.

Poppe, Christian; Lavik, Randi Kristine; Borgeraas, Elling M (2016). The dangers of borrowing in the age of finanicialization. Acta Sociologica . Vol. 59.

Borgeraas, Elling M; Stø, Eivind (2015). A consumption approach to poverty. Strandbakken, Pål; Gronow, Jukka (Ed.). The consumer in society : A tribute to Eivind Stø. 17. p. 363-379. Abstrakt forlag.

Borgeraas, Elling (2010). Household standard budgets. Ekström, Karin (Ed.). Consumer behaviour : a Nordic perspective. Kapittel 18. p. 359-380. Studentlitteratur AB.

Borgeraas, Elling; Dahl, Espen (2010). Low income and 'poverty lines' in Norway: a comparison of three concepts. International Journal of Social Welfare . Vol. 19.

Borgeraas, Elling M; Dahl, Espen (2009). Low Income and Poverty Lines in Norway: A comparison of three concepts. International Journal of Social Welfare . Vol. 19.

Borgeraas, Elling M; Brusdal, Ragnhild (2008). The Costs of Childre. A Comparison of Standard Budget and Income Approach. Child Indicators Research . Vol. 1.

Gudbergsson, Sævar Berg; Fosså, Sophie Dorothea; Borgeraas, Elling M; Dahl, Alv A (2006). A comparative study of living conditions in cancer patients who have returned to work after curative treatment. Supportive Care in Cancer . Vol. 14.

Borgeraas, Elling M; Stø, Eivind (1995). A Green Budget, a realistic way to Sustainable Consumption?. Stø, Eivind (Ed.). Sustainable consumption. Report from the International Conference on Sustainable Consumption at Lillehammer February 1995. 13. p. 341-362.

These publications are obtained from Cristin. The list may be incomplete