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Marianne Tønnessen

Marianne Tønnessen


Tønnessen is an economist with a PhD in demography from the University of Oslo. She has been head of the Norwegian population projections in the research department of Statistics Norway, and 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 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

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

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; Wilson, Ben (2020). Visualising Immigrant Fertility Profiles of Childbearing and their Implications for Migration Research. Journal of International Migration and Integration .

Skjerpen, Terje; Tønnessen, Marianne (2020). Using future age profiles to improve immigration projections. Population Studies .

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

Tønnessen, Marianne; Dzamarija, Minja Tea; Drahus, Kristin M. (2020). Demographic Profile of Syrians in Norway. Comparative Demography of the Syrian Diaspora: European and Middle Eastern Destinations. Kapittel om syrere i Norge. p. 281-301. Springer.

Tønnessen, Marianne (2019). Declined Total Fertility Rate Among Immigrants and the Role of Newly Arrived Women in Norway. European Journal of Population .

Tønnessen, Marianne; Telle, Kjetil Elias; Syse, Astri (2016). Childhood residential mobility and long-term outcomes. Acta Sociologica .

Tønnessen, Marianne (2015). Aldring i Norge. Sosiologi i dag .

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