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Karen Christensen

Professor
  • E-mailKaren.Christensen@uib.no
  • Phone+47 55 58 91 42
  • Visitor Address
    Rosenbergsgt. 39
  • Postal Address
    Postboks 7802
    5020 Bergen
Academic article
  • Christensen, Karen; Pilling, Doria. 2018. User participation policies in Norway and England - the case of older people and social care. Journal of Social Policy. 43-61.
  • Synnes, Oddgeir; Øye, Christine; Christensen, Karen; Dewing, Jan. 2017. Raising the question of dignity through knowledge about tacit practices and politics: sharing learning from the Norwegian welfare state. International Practice Development Journal.
  • Christensen, Karen. 2017. Life trajectories of migrant care workers in the long-term care sectors in Norway and the UK. Social Policy and Society. 635-644.
  • Askheim, Ole Petter; Christensen, Karen; Fluge, Synnøve; Guldvik, Ingrid. 2016. User participation in the Norwegian welfare context: an analysis of policy discourses. Journal of Social Policy. 583-601.
  • Christensen, Karen; Manthorpe, Jill. 2016. Personalised risk: new risk encounters facing migrant care workers. Health, Risk and Society. 137-152.
  • Hussein, Shereen; Christensen, Karen. 2016. Migration, gender and low-paid work: on migrant men's entry dynamics into the feminised social care work in the UK. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies. 749-765.
  • Christensen, Karen; Hussein, Shereen; Ismail, Mohamed. 2016. Migrants’ decision-process shaping work destination choice: the case of long-term care work in the United Kingdom and Norway. European Journal of Ageing. 1-14.
  • Christensen, Karen; Fluge, Synnøve. 2016. Brukermedvirkning i norsk eldreomsorgspolitikk - Om utviklingen av retorikken om individuelt medansvar. Tidsskrift for velferdsforskning. 261-277.
  • Guldvik, Ingrid; Christensen, Karen; Larsson, Monica. 2014. Towards solidarity : working relations in personal assistance. Scandinavian Journal of Disability Research. 48-61.
  • Christensen, Karen; Pilling, Doria. 2014. Policies of personalisation in Norway and England: On the impact of political context. Journal of Social Policy. 479-496.
  • Christensen, Karen; Guldvik, Ingrid; Larsson, Monica. 2014. Active social citizenship: the case of disabled peoples’ rights to personal assistance. Scandinavian Journal of Disability Research. 19-33.
  • Christensen, Karen; Syltevik, Liv Johanne. 2013. Lønnsarbeid og kvinnearbeid. Tilbake til diskusjonen om arbeid. Tidsskrift for kjønnsforskning. 157-172.
  • Christensen, Karen. 2012. Turbulente velferdsrelasjoner: Om ulike norske og britiske erfaringer med personlig assistanse. Tidsskrift for velferdsforskning. 263-274.
  • Christensen, Karen. 2012. Towards sustainable hybrid relationships in cash-for-care systems. Disability & Society. 399-412.
  • Christensen, Karen. 2012. Towards a mixed economy of long-term care in Norway? Critical Social Policy. 577-596.
  • Christensen, Karen. 2012. Når velferdstjenester møter ny velferdsstyring : om implementeringen av IPLOS. Sosiologi i dag. 48-69.
  • Christensen, Karen. 2010. Caring about independent lives. Disability & Society. 241-252.
  • Christensen, Karen. 2009. In(ter)dependent lives. Scandinavian Journal of Disability Research. 117-130.
  • Christensen, Karen. 2005. Omsorgsorienteringer. SOR rapport. 28-41.
  • Christensen, Karen. 2004. Hverdagstvang i private rum. SOR rapport. 32-45.
  • Christensen, Karen. 2002. Hovedfagsvejledning på sociologi. En erfaringsbearbejdning før indføringen af mastergraden. UPED-skrift. 27-55.
  • Christensen, Karen. 2001. Mellem politikken og folket. De sociale tjenesters græsrodsbureaukrater og deres fordelingspraksis. Tidsskrift for velferdsforskning. 222-238.
  • Christensen, Karen. 2000. Hvordan kan empirisk forskning udfordre postmodernistiske subjektforståelser? Et eksempel fra omsorgsforskningen. Kvinneforskning. 30-44.
  • Wærness, Kari E; Christensen, Karen. 1998. Svein Olav Daatland: De siste årene. Eldreomsorgen i Skandinavia 1960-95. Tidsskrift for velferdsforskning. 61-64.
  • Christensen, Karen. 1998. Andre-orientering og omsorgsarbejde. Tidsskrift for velferdsforskning. 82-96.
  • Loland, Sigmund; Levison, David; Christensen, Karen. 1996. Skiing Freestyle. ?. 918-922.
  • Christensen, Karen. 1993. To pleiekulturer i den åpne omsorgen. Sykepleien fag.
Report
  • Christensen, Karen; Guldvik, Ingrid. 2013. Migrant care workers’ lived experiences in the UK and Norway. .
  • Andersen, Mona; Christensen, Karen. 2009. Karlegging av relevante og praksisnære problematikker knyttet til implementering av IPLOS i norske kommuner. .
  • Christensen, Karen. 2007. Rettighetsfesting av BPA kan føre til rekrutteringsproblemer. .
  • Christensen, Karen; Nilssen, Even. 2003. Slutrapport for projektet: Tjenester for psykisk udviklingshæmmede. .
  • Christensen, Karen; Næss, Sturle. 1999. Kunnskapsstatus om de offentlige omsorgstjenestene. 2. 2. .
  • Christensen, Karen. 1993. Rapport fra en spørgeundersøgelse. En sammenligning af yrkesfruppe i den åbne omsorg. Rapport til ansatte i hjemmesykepleien i 6 Bergensdistrikter. .
Lecture
  • Christensen, Karen. 2017. Omsorg for de annerledes svake - et overvåket hverdagsliv.
Popular scientific lecture
  • Christensen, Karen. 2007. Kulturer, samhandling og roller. Omsorg for de annerledes svake.
  • Christensen, Karen. 2006. Omsorg for de annerledes svake.
  • Christensen, Karen. 1995. Forandringer i den åbne omsorg.
Academic lecture
  • Christensen, Karen. 2018. Tacit practices over time - the case of care work in Norway.
  • Christensen, Karen. 2017. Policies and practices of home based care services - the case of Norway.
  • Christensen, Karen. 2017. Norwegian and Scandinavian elder care - trends and issues.
  • Christensen, Karen. 2017. Migrant care workers in personalised care services in Norway and the UK - the project and its methodology.
  • Christensen, Karen; Pilling, Doria. 2016. Policies of user participation: the case of older people and social care in Norway and England.
  • Christensen, Karen. 2016. Omsorgsarbeidets tause dimensjoner. Noen historiske, velferdspolitiske og kunnskapspraktiske momenter ved kvinners omsorgsarbeid.
  • Christensen, Karen. 2015. Towards an understanding of the total social organization of care work.
  • Christensen, Karen. 2015. Omsorgstjenester og migranter - med utgangspunkt i en presentasjon av boken: Migrant Care Workers: Searching for new horizons.
  • Christensen, Karen. 2014. Socialpolitiske reflektioner over rehabilitering for ældre.
  • Christensen, Karen. 2014. Migrasjon og omsorgsarbeid. En presentasjon av boken "Migrant care workers searching for new horizons".
  • Christensen, Karen; Hussein, Shereen. 2014. Migrant men in women's work: Temporariness and secondariness of long term care work within the migratory journey.
  • Christensen, Karen; Guldvik, Ingrid. 2014. Hvordan håndterer assistenter utfordringer i tette personlige relasjoner til arbeidslederne?
  • Guldvik, Ingrid; Christensen, Karen; Larsson, Monica. 2013. Personal assistants : towards solidarity in working relations?
  • Christensen, Karen. 2013. Older Scandinavians in London.
  • Christensen, Karen. 2013. Life trajectories of migrants working for disabled people in Norway and the UK.
  • Christensen, Karen. 2013. Active social citizenship: The case of disabled people's rights to personal assistance.
  • Christensen, Karen. 2012. Welfare policy, migration and care work. A cross-national Norwegian/British study.
  • Christensen, Karen. 2012. Unintended consequences of marketization in eldercare: The Norwegian dilemma.
  • Christensen, Karen. 2012. Towards a mixed economy of long-term care in Norway?
  • Christensen, Karen. 2012. Implementation of personalisation within long-term care in Norway and Britain - does it make any difference?
  • Christensen, Karen. 2012. Comparing experiences of users/care workers in cash-for-care systems in the UK and Norway.
  • Christensen, Karen. 2012. Care worker strategies challenged by modern welfare systems in the UK and Norway.
  • Christensen, Karen. 2011. Utfordringer og motstand knyttet til implementering av velferdsstatistikk: Caset IPLOS (Individbasert pleie- og omsorgsstatistikk).
  • Christensen, Karen; Syltevik, Liv Johanne. 2011. Sosiologiens forhold til arbeid og kvinner - hvor står vi?
  • Christensen, Karen; Dybbroe, Betina. 2011. Hvordan møder den norske og danske velfærdsstat den aldrende befolkning?
  • Christensen, Karen. 2011. Comparing experiences of users/care workers in cash-for-care systems in the UK and Norway.
  • Christensen, Karen. 2010. Velferdsrettigheter og velferdsrelasjoner. Turbulens i en etablert velferdshybrid.
  • Christensen, Karen. 2010. Privatizations within Norwegian long term care.
  • Christensen, Karen. 2010. Livet i boligen som sosialt skapt. Refleksjoner rundt opplevelse av å bo.
  • Christensen, Karen. 2010. Beyond public care services: The case of Norwegian long term care.
  • Christensen, Karen. 2009. Refleksjoner over mulig forskning om IPLOS.
  • Christensen, Karen. 2009. Privatization in the Norwegian care sector.
  • Christensen, Karen. 2009. Omsorg for de annerledes svake.
  • Christensen, Karen. 2009. Cash-for-care policies impacting on user-careworker relationships.
  • Christensen, Karen. 2008. Empowerment i forskellige velfærdskontekster.
  • Christensen, Karen. 2007. Towards independence in everyday life in the UK and Norway - challenges and consequences.
  • Christensen, Karen. 2007. Towards independence in everyday life for disabled people. Comparative data collection and analysis: Experiences from the field.
  • Christensen, Karen. 2007. Social Capital in Public Home Care Services.
  • Christensen, Karen. 2006. Modernisation of elderly care in Norway.
  • Christensen, Karen. 2006. Direct Payments and Personal Assistance in a Late Modern World.
  • Christensen, Karen. 2005. Positioning the Other and Silent Voices. Research in Social- and Health Care in Norway.
  • Christensen, Karen. 2005. Personal Assistance for Disabled People in a Late Modern World.
  • Christensen, Karen; Nilsen, Ann. 2005. Analytic Induction and Grounded Theory: Case Analysis with Theory in Mind.
  • Christensen, Karen. 2005. A Presentation of an Ongoing Project: Personal Assistance for Disabled People in a Late Modern World.
  • Christensen, Karen. 2004. Mødet med de private rum.
  • Christensen, Karen. 2004. Hverdagstvang gennem begrænsning af de private rum.
  • Christensen, Karen. 2003. Silent Voices - on Gender-related power in public care services.
  • Christensen, Karen. 2003. Resultater fra projektet: Sociale omsorgstjenester og forholdet til Socialtjenesteloven.
  • Christensen, Karen. 2002. Mødet mellem empirisk omsorgsforskning og diskursanalyse.
  • Christensen, Karen. 2002. Magt i moderniseringen af den norske velfærdsstats hjemmebaserede omsorgstjenester.
  • Christensen, Karen. 2002. Formalisering af omsorg - konsekvenser for kvaliteten?
  • Christensen, Karen. 2001. Fordeling af hjemmehjælp – mellem politikken og brugeren Artikeltitel: Mellem politikken og folket. De sociale tjenesters græsrodsbureaukrater og deres fordelingspraksis.
  • Christensen, Karen. 1993. Rollekonflikter i den åbne omsorg.
Editorial
  • Christensen, Karen; Chou, Yueh-Ching. 2018. Variations and innovations in care and care work: Critical perspectives. International Journal of Care and Caring. 157-163.
Reader opinion piece
  • Andersen, Mona; Christensen, Karen. 2009. Seks timer er nok. Bergens Tidende.
  • Andersen, Mona; Christensen, Karen. 2008. Uten tid til kontakt og omsorg. Bergens Tidende.
Book review
  • Christensen, Karen. 2013. Review of: Elderly Care in Transition: Management, Meaning and Identity at Work. A Scandinavian Perspective, by Kamp and Hvid (eds.), 2012. Nordic Journal of Working Life Studies. 113-116.
  • Christensen, Karen. 2012. The New Maids: Transnational Women and the Care Economy. The European Journal of Women's Studies. 505-507.
  • Christensen, Karen. 2012. Helma Lutz: The New Maids: Transnational women and the care economy. The European Journal of Women's Studies. 505-507.
  • Christensen, Karen. 2009. Anmeldelse av "Utviklingshemning, autonomi og avhengighet" (2008) av Bjørnrå, Guneriussen og Sommerbakk (red.). Tidsskrift for velferdsforskning. 74-76.
  • Christensen, Karen. 2004. Bokomtale av: Hemhjälp i Norden - illustrationer och reflektioner. Tidsskrift for velferdsforskning. 190-194.
  • Christensen, Karen. 2002. Bokessay om "Historien om et kvalitativt forskningsprosjekt" av Karin Widerberg. Sosiologisk Tidsskrift. 75-82.
Academic anthology/Conference proceedings
  • Christensen, Karen; Pilling, Doria. 2018. The Routledge Handbook of Social Care Work Around the World. Routledge.
  • Christensen, Karen; Syltevik, Liv Johanne. 2018. Myter om velferd og velferdsstaten. Cappelen Damm Akademisk.
  • Christensen, Karen; Guldvik, Ingrid. 2014. Migrant care workers: searching for new horizons. Ashgate.
  • Christensen, Karen; Syltevik, Liv Johanne. 2009. Kvinners arbeid. Unipub forlag.
  • Christensen, Karen; Syltevik, Liv Johanne. 2009. Kvinners arbeid. Unipub forlag.
  • Syltevik, Liv Johanne; Christensen, Karen. 2005. Sosiologi og kjønn. Sosiologisk institutt, Universitetet i Bergen.
Academic monograph
  • Christensen, Karen; Nilssen, Even. 2006. Omsorg for de annerledes svake. Et overvåket hverdagsliv.
Non-fiction book
  • Saito, Yayoni; Ishiguro, Nobu. 2018. 章 ノルウェーにおける高齢者介護の市場化―背景とトレンド、それに対する抵抗. The Association of Japanese University Presses.
  • Christensen, Karen; Syltevik, Liv Johanne. 1999. Omsorgens forvitring? Antologi om utfordringer i velferdsstaten. Fagbokforlaget Vigmostad & Bjørke AS.
  • Christensen, Karen; Jerdal, Else; Møen, Atle; Solvang, Per; Syltevik, Liv Johanne. 1998. Prosess og metode - Sosiologisk forskning som ferdighet. Universitetsforlaget.
  • Christensen, Karen; Jerdal, Else; Møen, Atle; Solvang, Per; Syltevik, Liv Johanne. 1998. Prosess og metode - Sosiologisk forskning som ferdighet. Universitetsforlaget.
Thesis at a second degree level
  • Heian, Mari Torvik. 2004. Tid og omsorg: opplevelse av tid hos omsorgsytere i offentlige hjemmetjenester.
  • Folkman, Anne Katrine. 2004. Folkman, Anne Katrine: Fødselshjelp: kontroll og trygghet til hvilken pris?
  • Rullestad, Silje. 2004. "Kvinnelige selgere i forsikringsbransjen".
Masters thesis
  • Svolsbru, Irina Ahundova. 2011. "Jeg klarer denne oppgaven" Mødre til funksjonshemmede barn i dagens Russland.
  • Baug, Jannicke Waldersnes. 2010. Treningskontaktordningen En velferdstjeneste mellom byråkrati og bevegelse.
  • Stokland, Trine Meling. 2009. "Den lille storbyens"stigma Et sosiologisk blikk på rusmiljøet i Haugesund.
  • Andersen, Mona. 2008. Fra hjemmehjelp til vaskehjelp? Om Taylorisering av hjemmehjelpsarbeid.
  • Berntsen, Håkon Alling. 2008. "Hverdagsliv og strategier" Om makt og situasjonsdefinering i relasjonen mellom personale og beboere i bofellesskap for personer med psykisk utviklingshemning.
  • Utheim, Stine. 2006. Å leve med overvekt En sosiologisk studie av erfaringer ved å være overvektig.
  • Grastveit, Erlend. 2006. Det frivilliges møte med det seinmoderne samfunn En casestudie av Frelsesarmeens ansatte.
  • Bjørnestad, Vibeke. 2004. Jurymedlem - på godt og vondt: en kvalitativ sosiologisk studie av jurymedlemmers erfaringer ved å være sådanne medlem.
Popular scientific article
  • Christensen, Karen. 2006. A Stark Choice. Community Care. 32-33.
  • Christensen, Karen; Nilssen, Even. 2002. Livet i bofællesskab. Midtvejsrapport fra et forskningsprojekt. SOR rapport. 4-12.
  • Christensen, Karen; Nilssen, Even. 2002. Livet i bofellesskap. Embla. 41-50.
  • Christensen, Karen. 2000. En forskers møde med funktionshæmmedes liv i bofællesskab. SOR rapport. 13-17.
Feature article
  • Christensen, Karen; Wærness, Kari E. 2016. Schjelderups dristige valg. Bergens Tidende.
  • Christensen, Karen; Wærness, Kari E. 2015. Til hvilken pris byråd Ljosland? Bergens Tidende.
  • Christensen, Karen; Lie, Erlend Steine. 2012. I utakt med de eldres behov. Bergens Tidende.
  • Christensen, Karen. 2012. Et nødkald og et menneskeliv. Jyske Vestkysten.
  • Christensen, Karen; Wærness, Kari E. 2011. Dyr og villedende markedsføring. Bergens Tidende.
  • Christensen, Karen; Lie, Erlend Steine. 2010. Hvor fritt er det frie brukervalget? Bergens Tidende.
  • Christensen, Karen; Syltevik, Liv Johanne. 2009. Kvinners arbeid. Bergens Tidende.
  • Syltevik, Liv Johanne; Christensen, Karen. 2009. Kronikk i Bergens Tidende 13 januar 2009: Kvinners arbeid. Bergens Tidende.
  • Stokland, Trine Meling; Christensen, Karen. 2009. Dobbeltmoral i narkotikapolitikken. Bergens Tidende.
  • Christensen, Karen; Wærness, Kari E. 2008. Roboter i eldreomsorgen. Bergens Tidende.
  • Christensen, Karen. 2007. Valgfrihetens pris. Sosial trygd. 26-29.
  • Christensen, Karen. 2003. Det utopiske sykehjem. Bergens Tidende.
  • Christensen, Karen. 2003. Det utopiske sykehjem. Bergens Tidende.
  • Christensen, Karen; Wærness, Kari E. 1998. Menneskeverd og omsorgstjenester. Dagbladet.
  • Christensen, Karen; Wærness, Kari E. 1998. Anmeldelse av Daatland, Svein Olav (red.) De siste årene - Eldreomsorgen i Skandinavia 1960-95. Tidsskrift for velferdsforskning. 61-64.
Doctoral dissertation
  • Aanestad, Knut Magne. 2016. A social climbing world. Impaired corporeality and the meaning contents of physical activity.
  • Christensen, Karen. 1997. Omsorg og arbejde : en sociologisk studie af ændringer i den hjemmebaserede omsorg. -.
Interview
  • Christensen, Karen. 2012. Velferdsstyringens dilemma.
  • Christensen, Karen. 2012. Privatisering og helsevesenet er uforenelige.
  • Christensen, Karen. 2012. Are there still unpopular sides of disability research?
  • Christensen, Karen; Syltevik, Liv Johanne. 2010. Intervju om boken: Kvinners arbeid.
  • Syltevik, Liv Johanne; Christensen, Karen. 2009. Intervju i forbindelse med utgivelsen av boka: Kvinners arbeid.
  • Christensen, Karen; Hansen, Ernst Albin. 2008. Pedalenes paradoks.
  • Christensen, Karen. 2003. Når omsorg blir til hverdagstvang.
Academic chapter/article/Conference paper
  • Christensen, Karen. 2018. Myten om eldrebølgen. 23 pages.
  • Christensen, Karen; Wærness, Kari E. 2018. Long-term care services in Norway: a historical sociological perspective. 14 pages.
  • Christensen, Karen; Pilling, Doria. 2018. Introduction. 12 pages.
  • Wærness, Kari E; Christensen, Karen. 2017. Omsorg i ett globalt perspektiv. 16 pages.
  • Christensen, Karen. 2014. The study's empirical ground: Access, collection, analyses and ethics. 12 pages.
  • Christensen, Karen. 2014. The life trajectories of migrant care workers. 22 pages.
  • Christensen, Karen. 2014. The global cross of independence. 10 pages.
  • Christensen, Karen. 2014. Social mobility - downwards to care work. 34 pages.
  • Christensen, Karen. 2014. Negotiating cultural differences. 24 pages.
  • Christensen, Karen. 2014. Contextualizing migrants in care work. 28 pages.
  • Vabø, Mia; Fadnes Jacobsen, Frode; Christensen, Karen; Dalby Trætteberg, Håkon. 2013. Marketization in Norwegian eldercare:preconditions, trends and resistance. 40 pages.
  • Vabø, Mia; Christensen, Karen; Jacobsen, Frode F.; Trætteberg, Håkon Dalby. 2013. Marketisation in Norwegian Eldercare: preconditions, trends and resistance. 40 pages.
  • Christensen, Karen. 2013. Disability, Independence and Care (DIC): A cross-national study of cash-for-care in the UK and Norway.
  • Christensen, Karen. 2012. Aldring sett i et sosiologisk perspektiv. 13 pages.
  • Christensen, Karen; Suokannas, Maria. 2010. Consumption and ageing. 16 pages.
  • Christensen, Karen. 2010. Between late modern and later modern elderly care in Norway and Japan. 17 pages.
  • Christensen, Karen; Syltevik, Liv Johanne. 2009. Introduksjon. 21 pages.
  • Christensen, Karen. 2008. Social Capital, Power and Gender. 21 pages.
  • Christensen, Karen. 2006. Sosiologisk aldring. 12 pages.
  • Christensen, Karen. 2005. The Modernization of Power in Norwegian Home Care Services. 14 pages.
  • Syltevik, Liv Johanne; Christensen, Karen. 2005. Innledning. 6 pages.
  • Christensen, Karen. 2004. Silent Voices - on Gender-related Power in Public Care Services. 27 pages.
  • Christensen, Karen. 2003. De stille stemmer. 27 pages.
  • Christensen, Karen. 2001. Computerbrug og omsorgsarbejde? 29 pages.
  • Christensen, Karen; Syltevik, Liv Johanne. 1999. Omsorg, underordning og sosialpolitikk - en introduksjon til Kari Wærness' sosiologi. 22 pages.
  • Christensen, Karen; Syltevik, Liv Johanne. 1999. Omsorg, underordning og sosialpolitikk - en introduksjon til Kari Wærness' sosiologi. 22 pages.
  • Knudsen, Knud; Christensen, Karen; Syltevik, Liv Johanne. 1999. Dydige amerikanere og frigjorte skandinavere: Dypkultur og holdning til ekteskapet i USA og Norge. 21 pages.
  • Christensen, Karen. 1998. I skyggen af Hellevik. Om udfordringer ved at arbejde empirinært. 20 pages.
Encyclopedia article
  • Fasting, Kari; Levinson, David; Christensen, Karen. 2005. Norway. 1088-1090. In:
    • 2005. Berkshire Encyclopedia of World Sport. 3.
  • Fasting, Kari; Levinson, David; Christensen, Karen. 2005. Gender Equity. 665-671. In:
    • 2005. Berkshire Encyclopedia of World Sport. 2.
  • Sisjord, Mari Kristin; Christensen, Karen; Guttmann, Allen; Pfister, Gertrud. 2001. Wrestling. 1286-1288. In:
    • 2001. International encyclopedia of women and sports. Vol.3.
  • Fasting, Kari; Christensen, Karen; Guttmann, Allen; Pfister, Gertrud. 2001. Norway. 805-808. In:
    • 2001. International Encyclopedia of Women and Sports. 2.
  • Sundgot-Borgen, Jorunn; Christensen, Karen; Guttmann, Allen; Pfister, Gertrud. 2001. Eating disorders. 352-358. In:
    • 2001. International Encyclopedia of Women and Sports. Vol.1.
Abstract
  • Christensen, Karen; Pilling, Doria. 2014. How political context has affected policies of personalisation in Norway and England. British Politics and Policy (LSE).
Chapter
  • Vabø, Mia; Christensen, Karen; Trætteberg, Håkon Solbu; Frode Fadnes, Jacobsen. 2018. Markedsdreining i norsk eldreomsorg. 293-342. In:
    • Saito, Yayoni; Ishiguro, Nobu. 2018. 章 ノルウェーにおける高齢者介護の市場化―背景とトレンド、それに対する抵抗. The Association of Japanese University Presses.

More information in national current research information system (CRIStin)

Selected publications:

Christensen, K. & D. Pilling (eds.)(2018): The Routledge Handbook of Social Care Work Around the World. London and New York: Routledge.

Christensen, K. & D. Pilling (2018): User participation policies in Norway and England - the case of older people and social care. Journal of Social Policy, DOI: 10.1017/S0047279418000272

Christensen, K. (2017): Life trajectories of migrant care workers in the long-term care sectors in Norway and the UK. Social Policy and Society, 16(4): 635-644.

Christensen, K., Hussein, S. & M. Ismail (2017): Migrants' decision-proces shaping work destination choice: the case of long-term care work in the United Kingdom and Norway. European Journal of Ageing, 14: 219-232.

Christensen, K. & J. Manthorpe (2016): Personalised risk: new risk encounters facing migrant care workers. Health, Risk and Society, 18(3-4): 137-152.

Christensen, K. & D.Pilling (2014): Policies of personalisation in Norway and England: On the impact of political context. Journal of Social Policy, 43(3): 479-496.

Guldvik, I., K. Christensen & M. Larsson (2014): Towards solidarity: working relations in personal assistance. Scandinavian Journal of Disability Research, 16: sup1, 48-61.

Christensen, K., I. Guldvik & M. Larsson (2013): Active social citizenship: the case of disabled peoples’ rights to personal assistance, Scandinavian Journal of Disability Research,16:sup1,19-33.

Christensen, K. & L.J. Syltevik (2013): Lønnsarbeid og kvinnearbeid – Tilbake til diskusjonen om arbeid, Tidsskrift for kjønnsforskning, 2: 157-170.

Christensen, K. (2013). Disability, Independence and Care (DIC): A cross national study of cash-for-care in the UK and Norway. In J. Brannen, L. Hantrais and D. Filipović-Carter, Databank of International Social Research Methods Case Studies, ESRC National Centre for Research Methods, Southampton University, http://www.restore.ac.uk/ISResMeth/

Christensen, K. & I. Guldvik (2014): Migrant Care Workers: Searching for New Horizons. Surrey: Ashgate.

Christensen, K. (2012): Turbulente velferdsrelasjoner: Om ulike norske og britiske erfaringer med personlig assistanse, Tidsskrift for velferdsforskning, 15(4): 263-274.

Christensen, K. (2012): Når velferdstjenester møter ny velferdsstyring: om implementeringen av IPLOS, Sosiologi i dag, 42(2): 48-69.

Christensen, K. (2012): Towards a mixed economy of long-term care in Norway? Critical Social Policy, 32(4): 577-596. Online version available at: http://csp.sagepub.com/content/early/2012/04/19/0261018311435028  

Christensen, K. (2012): Towards sustainable hybrid relationships in cash-for-care systems, Disability & Society, 27(3): 399-412.

Christensen, K. (2012): Aldring sett i et sosiologisk perspektiv, pp.33-49 i Bondevik & Nygaard (eds.) Tverrfaglig geriatri. En innføring. (3.utgave) Bergen: Fagbokforlaget.

Christensen, K. (2010): Caring about independent lives, Disability & Society, 25(2): 241-252.

Christensen, K. (2009): In(ter)dependent lives, Scandinavian Journal of Disability Research, 11(2): 117-130.

Christensen, K. & L.J. Syltevik (2009): Kvinners arbeid.  Oslo: Unipub.  

Christensen, K. (2008): Social Capital in Public Home Care Services, pp.249-271 in Wrede, Henriksson, Høst, Johansson & Dybbroe (eds.) Care Work in Crisis. Reclaiming the Nordic Ethos of Care. Malmö: Studentlitteratur.

Christensen, K. & E. Nilssen(2006): Omsorg for de annerledes svake. Et overvåket hverdagsliv. Oslo: Gyldendal Akademisk.

Christensen, K. (2006): A Stark Choice, Community Care (UK magazine: The Voice of Social Care), 6-12 July, pp.32-33.

Christensen, K. (2005): The Modernisation of Power in Norwegian Home Care Services, pp.33-47 in Dahl & Eriksen (eds.) Dilemmas of Care in the Nordic Welfare State. Continuity and Change. Aldershot, Burlington: Ashgate.

Christensen, K. (2004): Silent Voices - on gender-related power in public care services, in Wærness (ed.): Dialogue on Care. University of Bergen: Centre for Women's and Gender Research.

Christensen, K. (2001): De sociale tjenesters græsrodsbureaukrater og deres fordelingspraksis – mellem politikken og folket, i Tidsskrift for velferdsforskning, 4: 222-238.

Christensen, K. & S. Næss (1999): Kunnskapsstatus om de offentlige omsorgstjenestene. Bergen: Senter for samfunnsforskning (SEFOS).

Christensen, K. (1998): Omsorg og arbejde. En sociologisk studie af ændringer i den hjemmebaserede omsorg, Sosiologisk institutt, Universitetetet i Bergen: Skriftserien. Avhandling for dr.polit.graden.

Christensen, K. (1998): Andre-orientering og omsorgsarbejde, Tidsskrift for Velferdsforskning, 2: 82-97. (Andengangspublicering i det danske tidsskrift Social kritik, 63: 56-72.  

Christensen, K. (1998): I skyggen af Hellevik. Om udfordringer ved at arbejde empirinært, pp.68-87 i Christensen, Jerdal, Møen, Solvang & Syltevik: Prosess og metode, Oslo: Universitetsforlaget.

Christensen, K. (1994): Hvad indebærer det at udvikle empiristyret sociologisk teori?, Sosiologisk tidsskrift, 4: 243-261.

2014-2018/2019. Partner of the project based at Lillehammer University College: Making user participation work - from policy to practice. The Norwegian Research Council.

See: http://www.hil.no/forskning/forskningsomraader/velferdsinnovasjon/making...

2011-2012. Welfare policy, migration and care work. A cross-national Norwegian/British social study of migrants in care work. Meltzer.

Research report:

Christensen, K. and I. Guldvik (2013): Migrant care workers’ lived experiences in the UK and Norway. London: Social Care Workforce Research Unit, King’s College London. (See:  http://www.kcl.ac.uk/sspp/kpi/scwru/res/rowm/projects/norwayuk.aspx)

This Social Care Workforce Research Unit report is based on a preliminary analysis of 47 life course interviews related to a study of migrant care workers in the UK and Norway and it is a contribution to the understanding of migrants’ ways into and experiences of care work. Findings presented in this report are related to migration, care work and gender. The study shows that a ‘migratory mind’ is often developed early on and makes these individuals ready to leave their home country. While settlement seems to be a more widespread option among the study’s participants in Norway, the UK case presents a mixed picture in this matter because many migrant care workers seem to go forth and back between the UK and their home country. One key problem we find – also in Norway in spite of settlement – is related to the host country’s language, because this plays a key role regarding social inclusion in general.

The care work our study focuses on in particular is that organised through cash-for-care schemes, currently called personal budgets in the UK. These are aiming at giving people more influence on the content of the support they pay for and in the employment of ‘their’ care worker(s). We find that this type of care work – which basically takes place in disabled and older people’s homes – has a complex character in terms of attracting migrant women and men from working and middle class, the latter even more in Norway. This means that rather than upwards social mobility, care work implies downwards mobility for many migrant care workers.

Although the majority of workers taking part in the transnational care labour market (including countries outside their home country when looking for work) are women, increasingly care work also attracts migrant men. But for men the choice of doing care work at some point is still a less traditional role and may be one that is not consciously planned. We therefore find higher expectations of how this work should contribute to a personal career among the female migrant care workers, in particular in Norway. Simultaneously, this means that the dissatisfaction with this work seems to be stronger among female workers.

2005-2007. User controlled personal assistance for disabled people in Norway and UK. Contribution to the Stein Rokkan Project: Identity politics among disabled people and public service provisions in a new landscape.