Ivar Frønes is a professor of sociology at the University of Oslo, Norway, and senior researcher at the Norwegian Center for Child Behavioural Development.
His works cover a variety of areas, with an emphasis on life course analysis, children and youth, well-being and social exclusion. He is the founder of the journal Childhood, among the group that initiated Childwatch International, and until recently a board member of ISCI.
His numerous publications cover a variety of perspectives on childhood, as illustrated by publications such as “Among Peers” (1995), “Status Zero Youth in the Welfare Society” (2007), “Theorizing indicators – On indicators, signs and trends” (2007), “Childhood: Leisure, Culture and Peers” (2009), and (with Ragnhild Brusdal) “The purchase of moral positions: an essay on the markets of concerned parenting” (2013). He is one of the editors of the Handbook of “Child well-being Theories, Methods and Policies in Global Perspective” presented by Springer in 2014, his latest book (in English) is “The autonomous child -Theorizing socialization”. In Scandinavia he has published extensively on a variety of subjects related to childhood, youth, and life course development.