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Idunn Brekke

Idunn Brekke


Idunn Brekke has a master in Sociology (2001) and a PhD in Sociology from Department of Sociology and Human Geography (UIO). Her main research interests are sickness absence, social inequality in health, labour market, disability, minorities, youth and education. She teach in quantitative methods.

Research projects

Scientific publications

Brekke, Idunn; Alecu, Andreea Ioana; Ugreninov, Elisabeth; Suren, Pål; Evensen, Miriam (2023). Educational achievement among children with a disability: do parental resources compensate for disadvantage?. SSM - Population Health. Vol. 23.

Rasalingam, Anurajee; Brekke, Idunn; Stenberg, Una; Haaland-Øverby, Mette; Helseth, Sølvi (2023). ‘Struggling to participate in everyday life’: emerging adults’ experiences of living with long-term health challenges. BMC Public Health. Vol. 23.

Brekke, Idunn; Smith, Otto Robert Frans; Skjønsberg, Eia Elena; Holt, Tonje; Helland, Maren Sand; Aarø, Leif Edvard; Røysamb, Espen; Røsand, Gun-Mette Brandsnes; Torgersen, Leila; Skar, Ane-Marthe Solheim; Aase, Heidi (2022). Effectiveness of the International Child Development Programme: Results from a randomized controlled trial. Child & Family Social Work.

Wondemu, Michael Yisfashewa; Joranger, Pål; Hermansen, Åsmund; Brekke, Idunn (2022). Impact of child disability on parental employment and labour income: a quasi-experimental study of parents of children with disabilities in Norway. 11 p. BMC Public Health. Vol. 22.

Rasalingam, Anurajee; Brekke, Idunn; Dahl, Espen; Helseth, Sølvi (2021). Impact of growing up with somatic long-term health challenges on school completion, NEET status and disability pension: a population-based longitudinal study. BMC Public Health. Vol. 21.

von Simson, Kristine; Brekke, Idunn; Hardoy, Ines (2021). The Impact of Mental Health Problems in Adolescence on Educational Attainment. 15 p. Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research.

Madsen, Aleksander Årnes; Brekke, Idunn; Bringsrud Fekjær, Silje (2021). Women’s Attrition from Male-Dominated Workplaces in Norway: The Importance of Numerical Minority Status, Motherhood and Class. 19 p. Work, Employment and Society.

Rasalingam, Anurajee; Fegran, Liv; Brekke, Idunn; Helseth, Sølvi (2020). Young people with long-term health challenges experiences in transition to adulthood: A qualitative metasynthesis. Journal of Advanced Nursing. Vol. 77.

Nystrøm, Vivian; Olsen, Brita Fosser; Brekke, Idunn (2020). Practised sedation in mechanically ventilated patients: A survey of nurses’ perceptions. 7 p. Nordic journal of nursing research. Vol. 40.

Reisel, Liza; Nadim, Marjan; Brekke, Idunn (2020). The impact of having a child with special needs: Labour market adaptations of immigrant and majority mothers. 17 p. Acta Sociologica. Vol. 64.

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