Areas of Expertise & Civic Involvements
Jensen’s research interests are found within three broad areas. The first is social stratification with emphasis on poverty, employment and underemployment, and informal work and other household economic survival strategies. Much of this work focuses on rural populations and rural-urban differences. His second area of interest is demography with special attention to migration and immigration. Finally, he is also interested in the sociology of economic development with a focus on Latin America.
Talks and Briefings
Jensen enjoys opportunities to offer presentations to community groups, advocacy organizations and others. In recent years he has given outreach presentations on such topics as the demography of Pennsylvania, and immigrants in new destinations.