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Ivan Harsløf

Ivan Harsløf


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

Academic disciplines

Social work   Sociology   Political science and organisational theory

Subject areas

Working life   Cross-national comparison   Welfare and poverty   Inequalities in Health   Arbeidsrettet rehabilitering   Active social policies   New social risks


Europe   The Nordic Countries

Administrative field of work

EU   Research training   Research quality   Contract work   Research cooperation agreements   Research ethics   Research infrastructure   Research strategy

Research projects

Scientific publications

Harsløf, Ivan (2024). Exchanging theories and concepts on welfare policies between North and South. Biswas, Sattwick Dey; Sambo, Cleopas Gabriel; Pellissery, Sony (Ed.). The Politics of Welfare in the Global South. Oxford University Press.

Harsløf, Ivan (2024). Nordic egalitarianism at the face of evolving social risks. Problemy Polityki Społecznej.

Greve, Bent; Harsløf, Ivan ; Gerven, Minna van; Nieuwenhuis, Rense; Strigén, Jacob (2023). How Have the Nordic Welfare States Responded to the Unexpected Increase in Inflation?. 13 p. Social Policy and Society.

Harsløf, Ivan ; Larsen, Kristian ; Bambra, Clare (2022). When health is wealth: occupationally differentiated patterns of health capital in post-industrial Europe. Social Theory & Health.

Harsløf, Ivan ; Zuev, Dennis (2022). Temporary transnational labour mobility and gendered individualization in Europe. Mobilities.

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 (2020). Comparative optimism about infection and recovery from COVID‐19; Implications for adherence with lockdown advice. Health Expectations.

Harsløf, Ivan ; Poulsen, Ingrid; Larsen, Kristian (2019). New dynamics of disability and rehabilitation: Interdisciplinary perspectives. ISBN: 978-981-13-7345-9. 328 p. Palgrave Macmillan.

Harsløf, Ivan ; Slomic, Mirela; Håvold, Ole Kristian Sandnes (2019). Establishing Individual Care Plans for Rehabilitation Patients: Traces of Self-Targeting in the Norwegian Universal Welfare State. 23 p. Nordic Journal of Social Research. Vol. 10.

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