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Lena Magnusson Turner

Lena Magnusson Turner


Lena Magnusson Turner is a professor in urban and social geography. Her research focuses on residential mobility and life course, segregation and housing choice, geography and social justice and on urban and housing models.
In 1994, she completed her Ph.D. thesis in social and economic geography, about residential vacancy chain. Later she has been involved in research on housing careers and economic progress for immigrants, housing preferences and demand sensitive rent setting, social cohesion and poverty, household mobility on tight housing markets, conversion of public housing and residualisation on the housing market. Lena Magnusson Turner has been the Swedish partner in the project “Study on housing and exclusion: welfare policies, housing provision and labour market” financed by the European Commission, and member in the Nordic project “Nordic welfare states and the dynamics and effects of ethnic segregation” financed by NORFACE. Lena Magnusson Turner has been a member of the ENHR Coordination Committee since 2008. Since 2010, she works at NOVA, Oslo and Oslo University. At present she leads the research project ”Social Inequality and housing over the life course: good chances or lucky outcomes?” financed by the Research Council of Norway.

Fields of study

Academic disciplines

Demography   Human geography

Subject areas

Quanitative research methods   Housing market   Demography   Social inequalities   Urban studies   Cultural geography   Urban governance

Research projects

Scientific publications

Ugreninov, Elisabeth; Magnusson Turner, Lena (2021). Next to Nothing: The Impact of the Norwegian Introduction Programme on Female Immigrants’ Labour Market Inclusion. Journal of Social Policy .

Wessel, Terje; Magnusson Turner, Lena (2020). The migration pathway to economic mobility: Does gender matter?. 16 p. Population, Space and Place .

Sørvoll, Jardar; Nordvik, Viggo; Magnusson Turner, Lena (2020). Bostedssegregasjon og politiske strategier. Erfaringer fra Norge og Oslo. Samfundsøkonomen . Vol. 38.

Magnusson Turner, Lena; Östh, John (2020). Trap or opportunity—What role does geography play in the use of cash for childcare?. 15 p. Population, Space and Place .

Galster, George; Magnusson Turner, Lena (2019). Status Aversion, Attraction and Discrepancy as Drivers of Neighborhood Selection. City & Community .

Nordvik, Viggo; Magnusson Turner, Lena; Friedrichs, Jürgen (2019). Neighbourhood Poverty And Individual Earnings: Tales Of Two (Norwegian) Cities. Tijdschrift voor economische en sociale geografie . Vol. 111.

Magnusson Turner, Lena; Wessel, Terje (2019). Housing market filtering in the Oslo region:pro-market housing policies in a Nordic welfare state context. International journal of housing policy .

Wessel, Terje; Magnusson Turner, Lena; Nordvik, Viggo (2018). Population dynamics and ethnic geographies in Oslo: the impact of migration and natural demographic change on ethnic composition and segregation. Journal of Housing and the Built Environment . Vol. 33.

Galster, George; Turner, Lena Magnusson (2017). Status discrepancy as a driver of residential mobility: Evidence from Oslo. Environment and planning A . Vol. 49.

Sandlie, Hans Christian; Turner, Lena Magnusson; Nordvik, Viggo (2016). Boligmarkeder og boligkarrierer. Frønes, Ivar; Kjølsrød, Lise (Ed.). Det norske samfunn, bind 1.. Kapittel 8. p. 179-201. Gyldendal Akademisk.

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