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.
Consequences of the Pandemic for Living Conditions and Equality
In this project we will investigate the consequences of the pandemic for living conditions for children and young people, equality in families and for individuals, including children and adults with disabilities.
Direct and Indirect Costs of Disabilities in Children (BUDGET)
The research project addresses the costs aspects of caring for a child with a disability.
HIRE? A Mixed-method Examination of Disability and Employers Inclusive Working Life Practices
Employers' understandings of disability as well as their broader knowledge and skills are likely to influence their risk assessments and hiring practices. HIRE? aims to fill this knowledge gap.
Social and Digital Participation: School and the Internet as an Integration Arena for Children and Young People with Physical Disabilities
The aim of the project is to map the degree of social participation and the scope of social networks among children and young people with physical disabilities.
Socio-spatial Inequality among Families with Children with Disabilities who are Entitled to Cash Benefits and Welfare Services (UPTAKE)
The research project will provide insight into the uptake and delivery of benefits and services among parents of children with disabilities.
Brekke, Idunn; Alecu, Andreea Ioana; Ugreninov, Elisabeth; Suren, Pål; Evensen, Miriam
Educational achievement among children with a disability: do parental resources compensate for disadvantage?.
SSM - Population Health.
Rasalingam, Anurajee; Brekke, Idunn; Stenberg, Una; Haaland-Øverby, Mette; Helseth, Sølvi
‘Struggling to participate in everyday life’: emerging adults’ experiences of living with long-term health challenges.
BMC Public Health.
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
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
Impact of child disability on parental employment and labour income: a quasi-experimental study of parents of children with disabilities in Norway.
BMC Public Health.
Rasalingam, Anurajee; Brekke, Idunn; Dahl, Espen; Helseth, Sølvi
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.
von Simson, Kristine; Brekke, Idunn; Hardoy, Ines
The Impact of Mental Health Problems in Adolescence on Educational Attainment.
Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research.
Madsen, Aleksander Årnes; Brekke, Idunn; Bringsrud Fekjær, Silje
Women’s Attrition from Male-Dominated Workplaces in Norway: The Importance of Numerical Minority Status, Motherhood and Class.
Work, Employment and Society.
Rasalingam, Anurajee; Fegran, Liv; Brekke, Idunn; Helseth, Sølvi
Young people with long-term health challenges experiences in transition to adulthood: A qualitative metasynthesis.
Journal of Advanced Nursing.
Nystrøm, Vivian; Olsen, Brita Fosser; Brekke, Idunn
Practised sedation in mechanically ventilated patients: A survey of nurses’ perceptions.
Nordic journal of nursing research.
Reisel, Liza; Nadim, Marjan; Brekke, Idunn
The impact of having a child with special needs: Labour market adaptations of immigrant and majority mothers.
Brekke, Idunn; Skjønsberg, Eia Elena; Smith, Otto Robert Frans; Røsand, Gun-Mette Brandsnes; Holt, Tonje; Aarø, Leif Edvard; Helland, Maren Sand; Røysamb, Espen; Grimstad, Ingrid; Aase, Heidi
Effektevaluering av International Child Development Programme (ICDP). En randomisert kontrollert studie.
Brekke, Idunn; Finnvold, Jon Erik
Økonomiske levekår for personer med nedsatt funksjonsevne. Ulike metoder for kartlegging.
Reisel , Liza; Brekke, Idunn
Kjønnssegregering i utdanning og arbeidsliv : Status og årsaker.
Institutt for samfunnsforskning.
Brekke, Idunn; Reisel , Liza
Klasse og kjønn i et likestillingsperspektiv : En kunnskapsoversikt.
Institutt for samfunnsforskning.
Brekke, Idunn; Skjønsberg, Eia Elena (2022). Effektevaluering av International Child Development Programme (ICDP): En randomisert kontrollert studie - En presentasjon av ICDP-studien, Nettverkskonferansen for ICPD-trenere 2022. Nettverkskonferansen for ICPD-trenere 2022. Bufetat.
Brekke, Idunn; Alecu, Andreea Ioana; Evensen, Miriam; Ugreninov, Elisabeth; Suren, Pål (2022). Educational Attainment among children with a Disability: the impact of family characteristics. RC 28, Social Stratification and Social Policy for a Post-Covid19 World. Rc 28.
Brekke, Idunn; Vinck, Julie (2019). Gender and education inequalities in parental employment when having a young child with increased care needs: Belgium and Norway compared. Expert panel meeting- INTEGRATE. INTEGRATE Oslomet.
Brekke, Idunn; Winck, Julie (2018). Who bears the burden in the social investment state? Gendered effects on parental employment when having a young child with increased care needs: Belgium and Norway compared. Annual ESPAnet Conference; 2018. Vilnius University.
Brekke, Idunn; Vinck, Julie (2018). Who bears the burden? Gendered effects on parental employment when having a young child with a disability: Belgium and Norway compared. 25th Anniversary conference. Foundation for International Studies on Social Security.
Brekke, Idunn; Miriam, Evensen (2018). Ethnic variation in take up of attendance benefit for children with a chronic illness or disability in Norway. Universiteit Antwerpen-lunch seminar . Universiteit Antwerpen.
Jenum, Anne Karen; Brekke, Idunn; Mdala, Ibrahimu; Muilwijk, Mirthe; Ramachandran, Ambady; Kjøllesdal, Marte Karoline Råberg; Andersen, Eivind; Sheikh, Aziz; Gill, Jason M.R.; Sattar, Naveed; Bhopal, Raj; Beune, Erik J.A.J.; Stronks, Karien; Vandvik, Per Olav; Valkengoed, Irene G.M. van (2018). Effects of dietary and physical activity interventions on the risk of type 2 diabetes in South Asians: individual participant data meta-analysis of randomsed controlled trials. EASD . EASD.
Sonja, Balci; Brekke, Idunn (2017). Omsorg for funksjonshemmede barn går mest utover mors yrkesliv.
Brekke, Idunn; Richardsen, Kåre Rønn; Jenum, Anne Karen (2017). “Sickness absence in pregnancy: physical activity and sedentary behavior". Sociological Association Research Committee 28, conference. International Sociological Association Research Committee 28.
Brekke, Idunn; Nadim, Marjan; Reisel, Liza (2016). Ethnic differences in labour market participation and sickness absence among mothers who care for disabled or chronically ill children. 2016 Annual ESPAnet Conference. Erasmus University Rotterdam.