Ivan Harsløf holds a Master in social science and international studies from Aalborg University (1998) and a PhD in Sociology, University of Oslo (2007). As part of his master's and doctoral studies, he has had longer-term stays at Sonoma State University, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin and Università Milano-Bicocca. He has worked at the Danish National Centre for Social Research (SFI), Norwegian Social Research (NOVA), and since 2006 at HiOA. Here he has been the Managing Director of the Group for Inclusive Social Welfare (2006-2010), acting research leader for the interfaculty program, Care, Health and Welfare (2010-2012) and from 2011, Assistant Dean for research at the Faculty of Social Sciences.
He teaches Comparative Social Welfare Theory and Concepts at the Master in International Social Welfare and Health Policy. Research interests include comparative welfare state research, the organization of social services, social inequalities in health, poverty and European social policy.
Fields of study
Administrative field of work
EUROSHIP – Closing Gaps in Social Citizenship. New Tools to Foster Social Resilience in Europe
The overall aim of the EUROSHIP project is to provide an original and gender-sensitive assessment of the current gaps in social protection across Europe.
Greve, Bent; Harsløf, Ivan; Gerven, Minna van; Nieuwenhuis, Rense; Strigén, Jacob
How Have the Nordic Welfare States Responded to the Unexpected Increase in Inflation?.
Social Policy and Society.
Harsløf, Ivan; Larsen, Kristian; Bambra, Clare
When health is wealth: occupationally differentiated patterns of health capital in post-industrial Europe.
Social Theory & Health.
Larsen, Kristian; Harsløf, Ivan (2021). ‘The human bottom line’: New institutionalism and Bourdieu’s field theory on the growing prominence of healthiness in Nordic work organizations. Robinson, Sarah; Ernst, Jette; Larsen, Kristian; Thomassen, Ole Jacob (Ed.). Pierre Bourdieu in Studies of Organization and Management. Societal Change and Transforming Fields . Routledge.
Larsen, Kristian; Harsløf, Ivan (2020). Promoting Health as a Form of Capital: The Transformation of the Danish Healthcare Field as Experienced By Private Healthcare Professionals. Collyer, Fran; Willis, Karen (Ed.). Navigating Private and Public Healthcare: Experiences of Patients, Doctors and Policy-Makers. p. 201-223. Palgrave Macmillan.
Asimakopoulou, Koula; Hoorens, Vera; Speed, Ewen; Coulson, Neil; Antoniszczak, Dominika; Collyer, Fran; Deschrijver, Eliane; Dubbin, Leslie; Faulks, Denise; Forsyth, Rowena; Goltsi, Vicky; Harsløf, Ivan; Larsen, Kristian; Manaras, Irene; Olczak‐Kowalczyk, Dorota; Willis, Karen; Xenou, Tatiana; Scambler, Sasha
Comparative optimism about infection and recovery from COVID‐19; Implications for adherence with lockdown advice.
Odgaard, Lene; Harsløf, Ivan; Stubbs, Peter W.
Return to Work After Severe Traumatic Brain Injury in Diverse Labour Market and Welfare State Contexts.
Harsløf, Ivan; Poulsen, Ingrid; Larsen, Kristian (Ed.).
New dynamics of disability and rehabilitation: Interdisciplinary perspectives. p. 145-170.
Harsløf, Ivan; Slomic, Mirela; Håvold, Ole Kristian Sandnes
Establishing Individual Care Plans for Rehabilitation Patients: Traces of Self-Targeting in the Norwegian Universal Welfare State.
Nordic Journal of Social Research.
Harsløf, Ivan; Poulsen, Ingrid; Larsen, Kristian
Northern European Rehabilitation Services in the Context of Changing Healthcare, Welfare, and Labour Market Institutions: A Theoretical Framework.
Harsløf, Ivan; Poulsen, Ingrid; Larsen, Kristian (Ed.).
New dynamics of disability and rehabilitation: Interdisciplinary perspectives. p. 23-42.
Märtsin, Mariann; Unt, Marge; Fattacciu, Irene; Grages, Christopher; Harsløf, Ivan; Ibanez, Zyab; McDonnell, Ann; Schoyen, Mi Ah; Tomka, Zsofia (2023). Experiences of low-quality jobs and in-work poverty early in the career. 21 p. OsloMet - storbyuniversitetet.
Barillà, Stefania; Barroso, José Luis Goméz; Harsløf, Ivan (2016). A critical overview of the European Union policy framework for social services. Agendas, regulation and discourses. ISBN: 9788899352172. 33 p. Centro Stampa d'Ateneo.
Harsløf, Ivan (2009). Evalutation of the JobCircuit programme. ISBN: 978-82-579-4669-2. 53 p. Høgskolen i Oslo og Akershus.
Harsløf, Ivan (2007). Young-Man's-Land. European Youth between Welfare and Work. 244 p. Unipub forlag.
Harsløf, Ivan; Jensen, Søren; Kruhøffer, Anette; Møller, Sanne; Ellegaard Hansen, Anders; Rosdahl, Anders (2004). Virksomhedsrevalidering. 200 p. Socialforskningsinstituttet.
Harsløf, Ivan (2003). De frivillige organisasjonenes rolle i aktivisering og arbeidstrening av personer med marginal eller ingen tilknytning til arbeidsmarkedet. En litteraturstudie. 40 p. Norsk institutt for forskning om oppvekst, velferd og aldring.
Harsløf, Ivan (2003). De frivillige organisasjonenes rolle i aktivisering og arbeidstrening av personer med marginal eller ingen tilknytning til arbeidsmarkedet. En litteraturstudie. 65 p. NOVA. Vol. 2003.
Harsløf, Ivan; Filges, Trine; Nord-Larsen, Mogens (2002). Revalidering – forløb, deltagere og effekter. 150 p. Socialforskningsinstituttet.
Harsløf, Ivan (2023). Sustainable social work. Guest lecture. Fudan University.
Harsløf, Ivan (2023). Challenges for the Nordic welfare model in the era of globalization. Seminar. School of Social Work, University of Michigan.
Harsløf, Ivan (2023). Exploring the link between occupational class and health-related dispositions in Europe. The Cultural Contexts of Health: Organising the Emerging Field. Nuffield College, Oxford University.
Ellingsen, Ingunn Tollisen; Kleppe, Lise Cecilie; Harsløf, Ivan (2023). Bærekraftig sosialt arbeid. Ellingsen, Ingunn Tollisen; Kleppe, Lise Cecilie; Levin, Irene; Berg, Berit (Ed.). Sosialt Arbeid - En grunnbok (2. utgave). p. 85-101. Universitetsforlaget.
Harsløf, Ivan (2023). Social Policies in an Aging Norwegian Society. Exploring Immigration, Labour Market, and Social Welfare in Norway and China. Oslo Metropolitan University.
Harsløf, Ivan (2022). The Nordic model: Concepts and principles, and challenges in the era of globalization. The Nordic Social and Political Experience and the ‘Nordic model’ (online course). Nordic Centre, Fudan University.
Harsløf, Ivan (2022). Norway: Activation in the Labouring Society. MPolEi Research Seminar. Institute of international political economy.
Harsløf, Ivan (2022). New social risks across diverse temporal and spatial European contexts. ESA Mid-term conference : From the cradle to the grave? Social policy in diverse temporal and spatial contexts. European Sociological Association, Research Network 26.
Harsløf, Ivan; Jenssen, Dag; Simon, Innvaer (2021). Knowledge for social citizenship: An interview study among social workers employed throughout the Norwegian welfare society. ESPAnet Annual Conference 2021, Stream 31 (Social work) – ‘When social interactions are unavoidable. Frontline service work in times of the COVID-19 pandemic’ Ivan Harsløf. ESPAnet.
Harsløf, Ivan; Jenssen, Dag; Innvær, Simon (2021). Knowledge for social citizenship: An interview study among social workers employed throughout the Norwegian welfare society. 25 Year anniversary workshop, Nordic Centre, Fudan University: ‘The changing conditions for social resilience – Sino-Nordic Perspectives on Social Policy’. Nordic Centre, Fudan University.