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Marianne Tønnessen

Marianne Tønnessen


Tønnessen is an economist with a Ph.D. in demography from the University of Oslo. Her research fields include immigration and emigration, demographic consequences of migration, as well as regional population development and domestic migration. She has also been a Fulbright student at Princeton University, head of the Norwegian population projections in the research department of Statistics Norway, and a researcher in demography at Stockholm University.

Fields of study

Academic disciplines

Demography   Social sciences   Economics

Subject areas

Population development   Demography   Population geography   Demography   Emigration   Population   Immigration   Etniske relasjoner   Work migration   International migration   Migration and family   Demographic change   Population projections   Migration


Southern Africa   Europe


Norway   Sweden

Research projects

Scientific publications

Tønnessen, Marianne ; Syse, Astri (2023). How much would reduced emigration mitigate ageing in Norway?. Vienna Yearbook of Population Research. Vol. 21.

Syse, Astri ; Tønnessen, Marianne (2022). Flere eldre innvandrere blant framtidens brukere av omsorgstjenester. Tidsskrift for omsorgsforskning. Vol. 8.

Adsera, Alicia; Andersen, Synøve Nygaard; Tønnessen, Marianne (2022). Does One Municipality Fit All? The Employment of Refugees in Norway Across Municipalities of Different Centrality and Size. European Journal of Population. Vol. 38.

Tønnessen, Marianne (2022). Arbeidsmigrasjon inn til og ut av Agder. Meyer, Frank (Ed.). Arbeid, arbeidere og arbeiderbevegelse på Agder 1500-2020. p. 185-208. Cappelen Damm Akademisk.

Tønnessen, Marianne (2021). Movers from the city in the first year of Covid. Nordic Journal of Urban Studies.

Tønnessen, Marianne ; Mussino, Eleonora; Aradhya, Siddartha (2021). How Assad changed population growth in Sweden and Norway: Syrian refugees’ impact on Nordic national and municipal demography. PLOS ONE.

Tønnessen, Marianne ; Syse, Astri (2021). Flere eldre innvandrere i framtidens arbeidsstyrke. Søkelys på arbeidslivet. Vol. 38.

Andersen, Synøve Nygaard; Adsera, Alicia; Tønnessen, Marianne (2021). Municipality Characteristics and the Fertility of Refugees in Norway. Journal of International Migration and Integration.

Tønnessen, Marianne ; Mussino, Eleonora (2020). Fertility patterns of migrants from low-fertility countries in Norway. 15 p. Demographic Research. Vol. 42.

Tønnessen, Marianne ; Dzamarija, Minja Tea; Drahus, Kristin M. (2020). Demographic Profile of Syrians in Norway. Carlson, Elwood; Williams, Nathalie (Ed.). Comparative Demography of the Syrian Diaspora: European and Middle Eastern Destinations. p. 281-301. Springer.

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