Gunn Elisabeth Birkelund

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Secretary General, The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters. 2021-2024  https://www.dnva.no/   

Academic Interests

Social stratification and labour market studies. Analytical sociology. 

Research group: Social Inequalities and Population Dynamics: 

https://www.sv.uio.no/iss/english/research/networks/social-Inequalities-and-population-dynamics

Courses Taught

  • SOS4001- Sosiologisk teori 

  • SOS4100 - Social Inequality in the 21st Century: Egalitarian Norway in Comparative Perspective

Background

  • Professor, Sociology, at University of Oslo. 1999 -

  • Dr.polit.,Sociology, University of Bergen, 1993

  • Cand.polit., Sociology, University of Bergen 1982

  • Employed at University of Bergen (research assistant, assistant professor, associate professor) 1983-97

  • Researcher at Fafo Institute for Applied Social Research 1996-97

  • Researcher and Research director of a Norwegian Research Council program at Institute for Social Research 1997-99

  • Director for Advanced Program in Labour Studies, the Faculty of Social Science, University of Oslo, 2006-2007

  • Honorary Fellow, University of Wisconsin-Madison (1987 -)

  • Visiting scholar, University of California at Berkeley (1993-94)

  • Visiting scholar, University of Oxford and Nuffield College (2005-2006).

  • Professor II, The Institute for Analytical Sociology, Linköping University, 2015-2019. 

  • Birkelund has also had shorter periods of research at University of Essex; University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; CREST/ENSAE, Paris; and GEMASS, Paris Sorbonne University.

  • Vice President and Chair of the The Humanities and Social Sciences Division, The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, 2018-20. http://www.dnva.no/

Positions Held

Partners

  • Dr. Tak Wing Chan, University of Oxford

  • Professor Yannick Lemel, CREST/ENSAE and GEMASS, Paris

  • Professor Felix Elwert, University of Madison, Wisconsin

  • Professor Peter Hedström, Linköping University

 

CV

Tags: Sociology

Publications

  • Birkelund, Gunn Elisabeth (2021). Skal europeere begynne å snakke om «raser» igjen? Tidsskrift for samfunnsforskning. ISSN 0040-716X. 62, p. 80–86.
  • Birkelund, Gunn Elisabeth; Johannessen, Lars E. F.; Rasmussen, Erik Børve & Rogstad, Jon (2020). Experience, stereotypes and discrimination. Employers’ reflections on their hiring behavior. European Societies. ISSN 1461-6696. 22(4). doi: 10.1080/14616696.2020.1775273 Full text in Research Archive
  • Jansson, Fredrik; Lillehagen, Mats & Birkelund, Gunn Elisabeth (2020). Segregation within school classes: Detecting social clustering in choice data. PLOS ONE. ISSN 1932-6203. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0233677
  • Joye, Dominique; Birkelund, Gunn Elisabeth & Lemel, Yannick (2019). Traveling with Albert Gifi: Nominal, Ordinal and Interval Approaches in Comparative Studies of Social and Cultural Spaces. In Blasius, Jörg; Lebaron, Frédéric; Le Roux, Brigitte & Schmitz, Andreas (Ed.), Empirical Investigations of Social Space. Springer. ISSN 9783030153861. p. 393–410. doi: https%3A/doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-15387-8_23
  • Birkelund, Gunn Elisabeth; Chan, Tak Wing; Ugreninov, Elisabeth; Midtbøen, Arnfinn Haagensen & Rogstad, Jon (2019). Do terrorist Attacks Affect Ethnic Discrimination in the Labour Market? Evidence from Two Randomised Field Experiments. British Journal of Sociology. ISSN 0007-1315. 70(1), p. 241–260. doi: 10.1111/1468-4446.12344 Full text in Research Archive
  • Larsen, Edvard Nergård; Rogne, Adrian Farner & Birkelund, Gunn Elisabeth (2018). Perfect for the Job? Overqualification of Immigrants and their Descendants in the Norwegian Labor Market. Social Inclusion. ISSN 2183-2803. 6(3), p. 78–103. doi: 10.17645/si.v6i3.1451 Full text in Research Archive
  • Birkelund, Gunn Elisabeth (2018). Hvor åpent er det norske samfunn? Årbok / Det norske videnskaps-akademi. ISSN 0332-6209. p. 379–384.
  • Birkelund, Gunn Elisabeth; Heggebø, Kristian & Rogstad, Jon (2017). Additive or Multiplicative Disadvantage? The Scarring Effects of Unemployment for Ethnic Minorities. European Sociological Review. ISSN 0266-7215. 33(1), p. 17–29. doi: 10.1093/esr/jcw030
  • Birkelund, Gunn Elisabeth & Petersen, Trond (2016). Likestilling. Utdanning, politikk og arbeid. In Frønes, Ivar & Kjølsrød, Lise (Ed.), Det norske samfunn, bind 2. Gyldendal Akademisk. ISSN 9788205490215. p. 190–210.
  • Birkelund, Gunn Elisabeth (2016). Rational Laziness - When Time Is Limited, Supply Abundant, and Decisions Have to Be Made. Analyse & Kritik. Zeitschrift für Sozialtheorie. ISSN 0171-5860. 38, p. 203–226. doi: 10.1515/auk-2016-0110 Full text in Research Archive
  • Schou, Line Anita & Birkelund, Gunn Elisabeth (2015). Alcohol-related sickness absence of young employees in Norway: The impact of social roles and socioeconomic status. Nordic Studies on Alcohol and Drugs. ISSN 1455-0725. 32(4), p. 411–426. doi: 10.1515/nsad-2015-0040
  • Hermansen, Are Skeie & Birkelund, Gunn Elisabeth (2015). The impact of immigrant classmates on educational outcomes. Social Forces. ISSN 0037-7732. 94(2), p. 615–646. doi: 10.1093/sf/sov073
  • Birkelund, Gunn Elisabeth (2015). Norsk Sosiologforenings hederspris 2015 tildeles Gunhild Hagestad. Sosiologisk Tidsskrift. ISSN 0804-0486. 23, p. 86–95.
  • Birkelund, Gunn Elisabeth; Rogstad, Jon; Heggebø, Kristian; Aspøy, Tove Mogstad & Bjelland, Heidi Fischer (2014). Diskriminering i arbeidslivet : resultater fra randomiserte felteksperiment i Oslo, Stavanger, Bergen og Trondheim. Sosiologisk Tidsskrift. ISSN 0804-0486. 22(4), p. 352–382.
  • Birkelund, Gunn Elisabeth; Lillehagen, Mats; Ekre, Vibeke Puja & Ugreninov, Elisabeth (2014). Fra utdanning til sysselsetting. En forløpsanalyse av indiske og pakistanske etterkommere i Norge. Tidsskrift for samfunnsforskning. ISSN 0040-716X. 55, p. 385–414.
  • Birkelund, Gunn Elisabeth & Rindsack, Olha T. (2014). Дискриминация по имени: опыт исследования на норвежском рынке труда [Discrimination by name: A study in Norwegian labor market]. Sociologiceskie issledovaniâ. ISSN 0132-1625. p. 37–40.
  • Birkelund, Gunn Elisabeth (2013). Introduction. Comparative Social Research. ISSN 0195-6310. 30, p. XV–XX.
  • Birkelund, Gunn Elisabeth (2013). Norsk sosiologforenings hederspris 2013 tildeles Knud Knudsen. Sosiologisk Tidsskrift. ISSN 0804-0486. 21, p. 190–200.
  • Birkelund, Gunn Elisabeth & Rasch, Bjørn Erik (2013). Til minne om Hanne Marthe Narud. Norsk Statsvitenskapelig Tidsskrift. ISSN 0801-1745. 29, p. 3–9.
  • Ugreninov, Elisabeth & Birkelund, Gunn Elisabeth (2013). Naturlige eksperiment. Sosiologi i dag. ISSN 0332-6330. 43, p. 65–89.
  • Mastekaasa, Arne & Birkelund, Gunn Elisabeth (2011). The equalizing effect of wives' earnings on inequalities in earnings among households, Norway 1974-2004. European Societies. ISSN 1461-6696. 13(2), p. 219–237. doi: 10.1080/14616696.2010.514350
  • Birkelund, Gunn Elisabeth & Manzo, Gianluca (2011). The Oxford Handbook of Analytical Sociology. Acta Sociologica. ISSN 0001-6993. 54(3), p. 297–300. doi: 10.1177/0001699311413532
  • Chan, Tak Wing; Birkelund, Gunn Elisabeth; Aas, Arne Kristian & Wiborg, Øyvind (2011). Social Status in Norway. European Sociological Review. ISSN 0266-7215. 27(4), p. 451–468. doi: 10.1093/esr/jcq019
  • Birkelund, Gunn Elisabeth & Petersen, Trond UC Berkeley (2011). A norvég egyenjogúsági paradoxon. Társadalmi nemek és munka a jóléti tásadalomban. In Hagemann, Gro (Eds.), A norvég modell. A társadalmi nemek esélyegyenlösége és egyenjogúsága. Balassi Kiadó. ISSN 9789635068524. p. 117–150.
  • Tufte, Per Arne; Lyngstad, Torkild Hovde & Birkelund, Gunn Elisabeth (2010). Agentbasert modellering - en del av samfunnsvitenskapenes verktøykasse. Tidsskrift for samfunnsforskning. ISSN 0040-716X. 51(3), p. 335–362.
  • Chan, Tak Wing; Birkelund, Gunn Elisabeth; Aas, Arne Kristian & Wiborg, Øyvind (2010). Social Status in Norway. European Sociological Review. ISSN 0266-7215. doi: 10.1093/esr/jcq019%2C
  • Birkelund, Gunn Elisabeth & Petersen, Trond UC Berkeley (2010). Det norske likestillingsparadokset. Kjønn og arbeid i velferdssamfunnet. In Frønes, Ivar & Kjølsrød, Lise (Ed.), Det norske samfunn. Gyldendal Akademisk. ISSN 978-82-05-39086-7. p. 144–163.
  • Birkelund, Gunn Elisabeth (2010). Die Kontextualisierung von Akteuren und ihren Präferenzen. In Kron, Thomas & Grund, Thomas (Ed.), Die Analytische Soziologie in der Diskussion. VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften. ISSN 978-3-531-16914-9. p. 153–164.

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  • Birkelund, Gunn Elisabeth (2020). Hvordan går det med etterkommerne etter innvandrerne i Norge? Novus Forlag. ISBN 978-82-7099-925-5. 10 p.
  • Birkelund, Gunn Elisabeth (2013). Class and Stratification Analysis. Emerald Group Publishing Limited. ISBN 978-1-78190-537-1. 30(30). 379 p.

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  • Birkelund, Gunn Elisabeth; Johannessen, Lars E. F.; Rasmussen, Erik Børve & Rogstad, Jon Christian (2020). Arbeidsgivere lærer av erfaring med ansatte med minoritetsbakgrunn. Dagens næringsliv. ISSN 0803-9372.
  • Heggebø, Kristian; Rogstad, Jon Christian & Birkelund, Gunn Elisabeth (2019). The (in-)significance of firm size for ethnic hiring discrimination: A mixed methods approach using randomized field experiments and qualitative employer interviews.
  • Birkelund, Gunn Elisabeth (2019). Nye sjanser - bedre læring Kjønnsforskjeller i skoleprestasjoner og utdanningsløp. Kontekstonline. ISSN 2535-4825.
  • Birkelund, Gunn Elisabeth (2019). Hvordan går det med etterkommerne etter innvandrerne i Norge?
  • Birkelund, Gunn Elisabeth (2019). Hvordan går det med etterkommerne etter innvandrerne til Norge?
  • Birkelund, Gunn Elisabeth (2019). The dynamics of residential mobility, school segregation and ethnic inequalities.
  • Borgen, Nicolai T.; Borgen, Solveig Topstad & Birkelund, Gunn Elisabeth (2019). Why having better peers is not always a good thing: The complex nature of gender peer effects.
  • Graver, Hans Petter; Birkelund, Gunn Elisabeth; Lohndal, Terje & Sandvik, Hilde (2019). Antisemittisme i Norge – før og nå. Khrono.no. ISSN 1894-8995.
  • Borgen, Nicolai T.; Borgen, Solveig Topstad & Birkelund, Gunn Elisabeth (2019). The disadvantage of high-achieving peers: Gender gaps and the complex nature of gender peer effects.
  • Borgen, Nicolai T.; Borgen, Solveig Topstad & Birkelund, Gunn Elisabeth (2019). The disadvantage of having high achieving peers: Gender gaps and the complex nature of gender peer effects.
  • Colbjørnsen, Tom; Birkelund, Gunn Elisabeth; Hernes, Gudmund & Knudsen, Knud (2018). Klassesamfunnet – fortsatt på hell? sosiologen.no.
  • Birkelund, Gunn Elisabeth (2018). Do Employers Discriminate by Gender? Evidence from five cross-national field experiments. .
  • Birkelund, Gunn Elisabeth (2018). Gender discrimination in the labor market - a summary of randomized field experiments of hiring processes .
  • Larsen, Edvard Nergård; Rogne, Adrian Farner & Birkelund, Gunn Elisabeth (2018). Perfect for the Job? Overqualification of Immigrants and their Descendants in the Norwegian Labor Market.
  • Birkelund, Gunn Elisabeth (2018). Ulikhet og klasseanalyse – en avsluttende kommentar. sosiologen.no.
  • Birkelund, Gunn Elisabeth (2018). Klasseanalyse er de «svarte boksers» sosiologi. sosiologen.no.
  • Birkelund, Gunn Elisabeth (2018). Diskriminering i arbeidslivet - en sammenfatning av forskningsresultater fra felt-eksperimenter .
  • Lyngstad, Torkild Hovde; Rogne, Adrian Farner; Birkelund, Gunn Elisabeth; Hermansen, Are Skeie & Skardhamar, Torbjørn (2018). Ethnic Neighborhood Segregation and Residential Mobility Dynamics: Evidence from Norwegian administrative registers 1993-2013.
  • Birkelund, Gunn Elisabeth & Mastekaasa, Arne (2018). Intergenerational Mobility.
  • Birkelund, Gunn Elisabeth (2017). Arbeidslivsdiskriminering i Norge. http://sosiologen.no/2017/01/arbeidslivsdiskriminering-i-norge/ . sosiologen.no.
  • Serck-Hanssen, Camilla; Lohndal, Terje & Birkelund, Gunn Elisabeth (2017). Humaniora: Krav, frihet og egenart. Aftenposten (morgenutg. : trykt utg.). ISSN 0804-3116. p. 14–15.
  • Birkelund, Gunn Elisabeth; Heggebø, Kristian & Rogstad, Jon (2017). Are unemployed minorities doubly disadvantaged in the job market?
  • Birkelund, Gunn Elisabeth (2017). Egalitarianism under pressure? En kommentar til Simen Markussen og Knut Røed. .
  • Birkelund, Gunn Elisabeth; Frøland, Stig Sophus & Saugstad, Jens (2017). Malplassert toleranse (svar til rektoratet ved UiO om nasjonalt forbud mot ansiktsdekkende plagg). Aftenposten (morgenutg. : trykt utg.). ISSN 0804-3116.
  • Birkelund, Gunn Elisabeth & Eriksen, John (2017). Race, Ethnicity and Welfare States: An American Dilemma? Acta Sociologica. ISSN 0001-6993.
  • Birkelund, Gunn Elisabeth & Eriksen, John (2017). Book Review: Race, Ethnicity and Welfare States: An American Dilemma? Acta Sociologica. ISSN 0001-6993. doi: 10.1177/0001699317700518
  • Birkelund, Gunn Elisabeth & Hermansen, Are Skeie (2016). Høy innvandrerandel på skolen gir ikke dårligere karakterer. [Radio]. NRK.
  • Birkelund, Gunn Elisabeth (2016). Skolesegregering. [Radio]. Dagsnytt 18.
  • Birkelund, Gunn Elisabeth (2016). Adolescence Residential Segregation and Adult Outcomes. Evidence from Sweden.
  • Birkelund, Gunn Elisabeth (2016). Skolesegregering – ethniske og sosio-økonomiske skillelinjer.
  • Birkelund, Gunn Elisabeth (2016). Research on ethnic and socio-economic school segregation at IAS.
  • Birkelund, Gunn Elisabeth & Hermansen, Are Skeie (2015). – Norske elever gjør det like bra på skoler med mange innvandrere. [Newspaper]. Nettavisen.
  • Birkelund, Gunn Elisabeth; Brandén, Maria & Szulkin, Ryszard (2015). Does School Segregation Lead to Poor Educational Outcomes? Evidence from 15 Cohorts of Swedish Ninth Graders.
  • Birkelund, Gunn Elisabeth (2015). Adolescence Residential Segregation and Adult Outcomes. Evidence from Sweden.
  • Jansson, Fredrik; Birkelund, Gunn Elisabeth & Lillehagen, Mats (2015). Segregation within School Classes: Deriving Social Ties from Register Data .
  • Heggebø, Kristian; Birkelund, Gunn Elisabeth & Rogstad, Jon (2014). Ethnic scarring effects of unemployment? Evidence from two randomized field-experiments in Norway.
  • Spaiser, Viktoria; Mann, Richard; Lillehagen, Mats & Birkelund, Gunn Elisabeth (2014). Emergent Segregation through Collective Decision-Making in School Choice.
  • Birkelund, Gunn Elisabeth (2013). Recensioner: Avhandlinger i sosiologi: Moa Bursell (2012) Ethnic Discrimination, Name Change and Labor Market Inequality. Mixed Approaches to ethnic exclusion in Sweden. Stockholm University. Sociologisk forskning. ISSN 0038-0342. 50, p. 75–77.
  • Heggebø, Kristian; Birkelund, Gunn Elisabeth & Rogstad, Jon (2013). Høy utdannelse – ingen diskriminering. Aftenposten (morgenutg. : trykt utg.). ISSN 0804-3116.
  • Birkelund, Gunn Elisabeth & Mastekaasa, Arne (2012). Så klarar sig invandrarnas barn i Norge. Framtider. ISSN 0281-0492. p. 11–14.
  • Birkelund, Gunn Elisabeth (2012). Grunnlovsfesting av retten til utdanning - en kommentar.
  • Birkelund, Gunn Elisabeth & Lemel, Yannick (2012). Life Styles and Social Stratification. France and Norway Compared.
  • Urgreninov, Elisabeth & Birkelund, Gunn Elisabeth (2011). Does fathers' involvement in housework affect mothers' sick leave absence?
  • Urgreninov, Elisabeth & Birkelund, Gunn Elisabeth (2011). Does fathers' involvement in housework affect mothers' sick leave absence?
  • Birkelund, Gunn Elisabeth (2011). CULCOM – kulturell kompleksitet. Nytt Norsk Tidsskrift. ISSN 0800-336X. 28(4), p. 395–404.
  • Birkelund, Gunn Elisabeth (2011). Ambisiøse metodereformer. Socius. ISSN 0809-5574. p. 48–49.
  • Birkelund, Gunn Elisabeth (2011). Mer likestilling – mer ulikhet?
  • Birkelund, Gunn Elisabeth (2011). Richard Settersten: ‘Is there a double standard of ageing? Findings from 24 countries.’ A comment.
  • Birkelund, Gunn Elisabeth (2011). Flykter sosiologene fra kjønnsforskningen?
  • Birkelund, Gunn Elisabeth & Mastekaasa, Arne (2011). Minoritetselever. skoleprestasjoner og frafall, konklusjoner fra et forskningsprosjekt.
  • Birkelund, Gunn Elisabeth & Lemel, Yannick (2011). Life Styles and Social Stratification. France and Norway Compared.
  • Hermansen, Are Skeie & Birkelund, Gunn Elisabeth (2011). Ethnic School Segregation and Educational Achievement: Evidence from Comprehensive Lower Secondary Schools in Norway.
  • Birkelund, Gunn Elisabeth (2011). Seleksjons- og diskrimineringsmekanismer ved ansettelser.
  • Birkelund, Gunn Elisabeth; Hermansen, Are Skeie & Evensen, Øystein (2011). Skolesegregering – et problem?
  • Birkelund, Gunn Elisabeth; Hermansen, Are Skeie & Evensen, Øystein (2011). Skolesegregering – et problem?
  • Birkelund, Gunn Elisabeth; Hermansen, Are Skeie & Evensen, Øystein (2011). Skolesegregering – et problem?
  • Birkelund, Gunn Elisabeth (2010). Skolesegregering.
  • Birkelund, Gunn Elisabeth (2010). Integrert? Innvandrere og barn av innvandrere i utdanning og arbeidsliv.
  • Birkelund, Gunn Elisabeth (2010). Forskning om skolesegregering:metode, data og funn.
  • Birkelund, Gunn Elisabeth (2010). Skolesegregering i Oslo.
  • Birkelund, Gunn Elisabeth (2010). Integrert? Innvandrere, utdanning og kvalifisering.
  • Birkelund, Gunn Elisabeth (2010). Social Stratification.
  • Birkelund, Gunn Elisabeth & Mastekaasa, Arne (2010). The Equalizing Effect of Wives' Earnings on Inequalities in Earnings among Households.
  • Birkelund, Gunn Elisabeth (2010). Skolesegregering - et problem?
  • Birkelund, Gunn Elisabeth & Mastekaasa, Arne (2010). Innvandrerelever: Høy motivasjon, men noen sliter. Utdanning. ISSN 1502-9778.
  • Hermansen, Are Skeie; Hundebo, Pål Oskar & Birkelund, Gunn Elisabeth (2020). Towards Spatial Assimilation? Contextual Mobility and Neighborhood Attainment Among Norwegian Immigrant Descendants. SocArXiv.
  • Lillehagen, Mats; Birkelund, Gunn Elisabeth & Lyngstad, Torkild Hovde (2019). Entering the mainstream? Cultural and socioeconomic dimensions of immigrant assimilation. Faculty of social sciences.
  • Lillehagen, Mats; Birkelund, Gunn Elisabeth & Hermansen, Are Skeie (2013). Yrkesprestisje og opprykk. En studie av norskfødte etterkommere av innvandrere mellom 2003-2010 . Universitetet i Oslo.

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