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Jon Pedersen


Magister Artium in Social Anthropology, University of Oslo. Supporting subjects: Sociology, Economics


China, Middle East, Africa (West and Central Africa, Eritrea)
Subjects: Child mortality estimation, sample surveys, living conditions, institutional cooperation



Vitenskapelige artikler og bokkapitler

  • Chao, F., You, D., Pedersen, J., Hug, L. & Alkema, L. (2018). National and regional under-5 mortality rate by economic status for low-income and middle-income countries: a systematic assessment. The Lancet Global Health, 6(5), e535–47

  • Pedersen, J. & Tiltnes, Å. A. (2017). Youth in the southern and eastern Mediterranean: between informality and precariousness. The Middle East in London, 3(3).

  • Alkema, L., New, J. R., Pedersen, J. & You, D. (2014). Child Mortality Estimation 2013: An Overview of Updates in Estimation Methods by the United Nations InterAgency Group for Child Mortality Estimation. Plos One.
  • Alkema, L., Chao, F. You, D., Pedersen, J. & Sawyer, C. C. (2014). National regional, and global sex ratios of infant, child, and under-5 mortality and identification of countries with outlying ratios: a systematic assessment. The Lancet Global Health, 2(9), e521-e530.
  • Pedersen, P. & Liu, J. (2012). Child Mortality Estimation: Appropriate Time Periods for Child Mortality Estimates from Full Birth Histories. PLoS Med, 9(8). e1001289.
  • Semrau, M., van Ommeren, M., Blagescu, M., Griekspoor, A., Howard, L. M., Jordans, M., Lempp, H., Marini, A., Pedersen, J., Pilotte, I., Slade, M. & Thornicroft, G. (2012). The Development and Psychometric Properties of the Humanitarian Emergency Settings Perceived Needs (HESPER) Scale. American Journal of Public Health, 102(10), e55-e63.
  • Hasle, G., Bjune, G., Edvardsen, E., Jakobsen, C., Linnehol, B., Røer, J. E., Mehl, R., Røed, K. H., Pedersen, J. & Leinaas H. P. (2009). Transport of ticks by migratory passerine birds to Norway. Journal of Parasitology, 95(6), 1342-1351.
  • Pedersen, J. & Benjaminsen, T. A. (2008). One Leg or Two? Food Security and Pastoralism in the Northern Sahel. Human Ecology, 36(1), 43-57.
  • Pedersen, Jon & Tone Sommerfelt. 2007. "Studying children in armed conflict: Data production, social indicators and analysis." Social Indicators Research 84(3): 251-269.

  • Guha-Sapir, D., Degomme, O. & Pedersen, J. (2007). Correspondence (Mortality in Iraq). The Lancet, 369(9556), 102, 13 January.
  • Zhao, Y. & Pedersen, J. (2007). Respondent-Driven Sampling: The Methodology and Practise of Studying Hidden Populations. Society, 252(2). (In chinese)
  • Pedersen, J. (2002). The influence of consanguineous marriage on Infant and Child mortality among Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza, Jordan, Lebanon and Syria. Community Genetics, 5, 178-181
  • Pedersen, J. (2000). Determinants of Infant and Child Mortality in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. Journal of Biosocial Science, 32(04), 527-546.
  • Pedersen, J. (1995). Drought, migration and population growth in the Sahel, the case of the Malian Gourma 1900-1991. Population Studies 49(1), 111-126.
  • Oshaug A, Pedersen J, Diarra M, Ag Bendech M, Hatløy A (1994). Problems and pitfalls in the use of estimated age in anthropometric measurements of children from 6 to 60 months of age: A case from Mali. Journal of Nutrition, 124: 636-644
  • Hanssen-Bauer, J. & Pedersen, J. (1986). Fra meldingsblad til tidsskrift: indeks til antropolognytt gjennom 7 år  (From newsletter to journal: index to Antropolognytt). Antropolognytt, 7(3/4), 163-181.

  • Pedersen, J. (1985). The Social Construction of Fertility. Occasional papers in Social Anthropology, 10 (revised version of mag.art. thesis).

  • Pedersen, J. & Kalland, A. (1984). Famine and Population in Tokugawa Japan. Journal of Japanese Studies, 10(1).
  • Pedersen, J. (1984).  Etnografiske utstillinger, innsamling og dokumentasjon (Ethnographic exhibitions, collection and documentation). Antropolognytt, 6(2).

  • Pedersen, J. (1984). Data og utviklingsland - en litt idiosynkratisk seminarrapport (Electronic data processing and developing countries). Antropolognytt, 6(3/4).

  • Pedersen, J. (1983). Problemer i analysen av klassifikatoriske slektskapssystemer (Problems in the analysis of classificatory kinship systems). Antropolognytt, 5(1).

  • Pedersen, J., Wæhle, E., Berge, G. & Hanssen Bauer, J. (1981). Antropolognytt, 3(3). Special Issue: Photography and Anthropology.

  • Pedersen, J. (1981). Fotografering som hjelpemiddel for økologisk antropologi  (Photography as a tool in Ecological Anthropology). Antropolognytt, 3(3).


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Populærvitenskapelige artikler og bokkapitler

  • Pedersen, J. & Liu, J. (2014). Health impact of New Pharmaceutical Products in the Context of Health Impact Funds. I S. Chaturvedi et al. (eds.), The living tree: Traditional Medicine and Public Health in China and India. New Dehli: Academic Foundation.
  • Pedersen, J. (2012). Innovasjon. I J. I. Bekkevold & H. Kristoffersen, Kinas økonomi. Oslo: Gyldendal.
  • Pedersen, J. & Benjaminsen, T. A. (2010). Food Security and Pastoralism in the Northern Sahel. In D. Bates & J. Tucker (eds.), Human Ecology: Contemporary Research and Practice. New York: Springer.
  • Sommerfelt, Tone & Jon Pedersen. 2009. "Child Labor in Haiti." The World of Child Labor: An Historical and Regional Survey, H. Hindman (ed.), pp. 427-430. Armonk, New York: M.E. Sharpe

  • Pedersen, J. (2007). Three wars later. Iraqi Living Conditions. In M.E. Bouillon, D. M. Malone & B.Rowswell (eds.), Iraq: Preventing a New Generation of Conflict. New York: Lynne Rienner.
  • Pedersen, J. (2005). Ideas, think-tanks, commissions, and global politics. In R. Thakur, A. F. Cooper & J. English, International Comissions and the Power of Ideas (266-276). Tokyo: United Nations University.
  • Pedersen, J. (1994). Equality, autonomy and dangerous bonds to outsiders: Immediate return systems in comparative context. In R. Grønhaug, G. Henriksen & G. Haaland, Festschrift to Fredrik Barth. Bergen.
  • Berge, G. & Pedersen, J. (1988). Norsk samfunnsleksikon (Norwegian encyclopedia of the social sciences). (Approximately 120 entries/60 pages on social anthropology). Oslo: Pax.


  • Hanssen-Bauer, J. & Pedersen, J. (1984). Mikromaskinen i bruk (The microcomputer in use). Oslo: J.W. Cappelens Forlag.
  • Pedersen, J. (1984). Teknologioverføring til utviklingsland (The transfer of technology to developing Countries). Oslo: Universitetsforlaget.


Ekstern rapport / kapittel i ekstern rapport

  • Kebede, T. A., Zhang, H., Jesnes, K. & Pedersen, J. (2014). JustJobs Index 2014. With analytical input from Sabina Dewan and Gregory Randolph. JustJobs Network and Fafo.
  • Kebede, T. A., Jesnes, K., Zhang, H. & Pedersen, J. (2014). European JustJobs Index. March. Fafo, JustJobs Network, Progressive Economy.
  • Hatløy, A., Pedersen, J. & Zhang, H. (2013). Eritrea Population and Health Survey 2010. National Statistics Office, Asmara, Eritrea and Fafo.

  • Kebede, T. A., Zhang, H. & Pedersen, J. (2013). Just Jobs Index 2013. Center for American Progress and JustJobs.
  • Pedersen, J. (2009). Mortality from the conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo 1998‐2006 – a re-examination. Report to Health and Nutrition Tracking Service, Geneva.
  • Dalen, K. & Pedersen, J. (2007). Iraqis in Jordan. Their number and characteristics. Report. Government of Jordan/Fafo/The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA).
  • Zhang, H. & Pedersen, J. (2006). Life in Western China: Socio-economic Atlas of the Western Regions of China. Beijing: NRCSTD and Fafo.

  • Dalen, K. & Pedersen, J. (eds.) (2005). Living conditions in a Time of Turmoil: Iraq 2004. Amman, Baghdad: UNDP.
  • Pedersen, J. (2005). Socio-Economic Atlas of Iraq. Amman, Baghdad: UNDP.
  • Gironde, C., P. Sletten, J. Pedersen & T. Sommerfelt. 2002. L’Utilisation des Enfants dans les Conflits armés en Afrique Centrale: Manuel pour l’Évaluation Rapide. Geneva: IPEC, ILO/BIT

  • Sommerfelt, Tone (ed.). 2002. Les Fondements de la Pratique de la Domesticité en Haïti. Port-au-Prince, Republique d’Haïti: Ministère des Affairs Sociales et du Travail, PNUD, Unicef, OIT/IPEC, Save the Children Canada, Save the Children UK and Fafo

  • Pedersen, J. (1999). Urban Sampling in Eritrea. Asmara: National Statistics and Evaluation Office.
  • Pedersen, J. (1991). Les échantillonages statistiques dans le Gourma Malien. Note de travail. Oslo: Programme SSE.
  • Berge, G. & Pedersen, J. (1990).  Rapport comportant les résultats de l'enquete en cours sur la composition de repas au Gourma Malien. Note de travail. Oslo: Programme SSE.
  • Berge, G., Hveem, B. & Pedersen, J. (1990). Tableau de quelques activités saisonière dans le Gourma Malien. Note de travail. Oslo: Programme SSE.
  • Pedersen, J., Wæhle, E. & Mugaas, T. (1988). Afrikanske kulturer. Guide til Afrikautstillingen i Etnografisk museum. (Guide to the permanent exhibition of African cultures at the Ethnographic Museum) Oslo: Etnografisk museum.
  • de Leon, J. G. & Pedersen, J. (1986). Research on Population and Health in Developing Countries. Oslo: Norsk Utenrikspolitisk Institutt.
  • Pedersen, J. (1986). Barnløshet i andre kulturer (Childlessness in other cultures). I Ufrivillig barnløshet, nye løsninger, nye problemer. Arbeidsnotat 4/86. Oslo: NAVFs sekretariat for kvinneforskning.
  • Pedersen, J. (1983) .Barn som gåvor och gengåvor (Children as gifts). Rapport från SIDA 8 1982.
  • Pedersen, J., Wæhle, E., Veiberg, R. & Berge, B. (1982). Vedfyringen i Elverum fyringssesongen 1981 1982 (The use of firewood in Elverum). Report. Oslo: Council for Environmental Studies.

Artikler, kronikker, debattinnlegg

  • Hatløy, Anne, Henriette Lunde, Jon Pedersen & Tone Sommerfelt. 2016. Hjelp eller slaveri? Vårt Land 21.11.2016


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