Peter Abrahamson

Peter Abrahamson

Associate Professor

Born in Copenhagen, Denmark July 19th. 1952 (Danish nationality).

Education
1994: Ph.D. in Administration (lic. scient. adm.), Roskilde University.
1978: mag. scient soc. (research degree in Sociology), University of Copenhagen.

Employment
2010- Associate professor of Sociology, Department of Sociology, University of Copenhagen
2009-2010 Professor of Social Policy, Department of Social Welfare, Seoul National University
1999-06 Head of Department for Sociology, University of Copenhagen.
1997-09 Associate professor of Sociology, University of Copenhagen concerned with social problems of contemporary welfare societies.
1988-97: Working on the administration of welfare and social policy in modern society at Department of Social Sciences, Roskilde University. Associate Professor (lektor) in Public Administration since 1995. My work out of Roskilde University has concentrated on prospects for the Scandinavian model of welfare in a context of European welfare and social policies, specifically poverty, labor market insertion and elderly care.
1977-88: Working on the sociology of welfare and social policy at University of Copenhagen, Department of Sociology.

Consultant to specific projects
2004-06: Consultant to the European Commission as Danish member of the Organising Training and Setting up Networks on the European Co-ordination of Social Security Schemes.
2001: Consultant to the European Commission as Danish member of the Observatory on Social Protection for Migrant Workers.
1992-95: Consultant to the Commission of the European Communities, DG V/C/1, as Danish member of the network evaluating a) Recommendation concerning Minimum Income (June 24th, 1992),  and b) Recommendation concerning Convergence of Social Policy (July 27th, 1992).
1990-91: Consultant to the Commission of the European Communities' Poverty-3 Programme (DG V/C/1), evaluating the Danish projects; affiliated with Europäisches Forschungs¬insti¬tut, Königswinter, German federal Republic.
1990: Consultant to the Commission of the European Communities, DG V/C/1, as Danish member of the Observatory on National Policies to Combat Social Exclusion.
1989-90: Consultant to the City of Elsinore, Dept. of Health and Social Welfare, evaluating the implementation of a new elderly po¬licy.

Visiting Scholarships
 2006-2008: Visiting scholar at Instituto Centroamericano de Estudios Fiscales, Guatemala City, Guatemala.
2005: Visiting professor at Ritsumeikan University, Faculty of Social Science, Kyoto, Japan.
2004: Visiting Scholar at Community Studies and Development Unit, Human and Community Development Department; University of California, Davis, USA.
1999: Visiting scholar at a project on Welfare Mixes in Child Care in Europe. Maison des Sciences de l´homme Ange Guépin, University of Nantes, France.
1999: Visiting scholar at a project on Welfare Mixes in Child Care in Europe. Social Policy Research Unit, University of York, United Kingdom.
1998: Visiting scholar at a project on Welfare Mixes in Child Care in Europe. Mannheimer Zentrum für europäisches Sozialforschung, University of Mannheim, Germany.
1996:Visiting scholar at a project on European Social Dimension, Instituto de Estudios Sociales Avanzados, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, Madrid, Spain.
1994:Visiting Professor at Centre de Sociologie de Politiques Sociales, Université de Paris 1 - Panthéon Sorbonne, Paris, France.
1987-88:Research Associate & Visiting Scholar at a project on Urban Poverty and Social Movements, Institute of Urban and Regional Development, University of California at Berkeley, California, USA.
1982-83:Research Associate & Visiting Scholar at a project on Poverty, Social Policy and Social Movements in the U.S., Dept. of Political Science, Boston University, Massachussetts, USA.

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