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  • Pre-analysis plan for survey in 8 countries: Restriction of freedom on an individual with responsibility for a child (2019). The plan is submitted to AsPredicted and will be made available at this page later.
  • Pre-analysis plan for survey in Norway and California (US): The basis for legitimate state intervention in families (2019). The plan is submitted to AsPredicted and will be made available at this page later.

Helland H. S., Kriz, K. & Skivenes, M. (in press) Gauging the child’s presence and voice in adoption proceedings of children from care in seven European countries: Applying a child equality perspective, in Professor Nigel Lowe QC (Hon) and Dr Claire Fenton-Glynn (eds.) Children’s Involvement in Adoption Decision-Making. Research Handbook on Adoption. An Edward Elgar Research Handbook in Family Law Series. Open appendix

Kriz, K, Krutzinna, J, Pösö, T. and Skivenes, M. (in press). The Invisible Child: A Comparative Study of Newborn Removal Judgments from a Child Equality Perspective (CEP). International Journal of Children’s Rights. Open appendix

Løvlie, A. G. (2022) Evidence in Norwegian Child Protection Interventions – Analysing Cases of Familial Violence. Child and Family Social Work. Open appendix

Skivenes, M. & Benbenisthy R. (2022) Populations’ trust in the child protection system – a cross-country comparison of nine high-income jurisdictions. Journal of European Social Policy. Open appendix

Berrick, J., Skivenes, M. & Roscoe, J. (2022) Parental freedom in the context of risk to the child: Citizens’ views of child protection and the state in the US and Norway. Journal of Social Policy: 1-22. Open appendix

Helland, H. S., Pedersen, S. H. & Skivenes, M. (2022) Comparing population view’s on state responsibility for children in vulnerable situations – the role of institutional context and socio-demographic characteristics. Journal of Public Child Welfare. AHEAD-OF-PRINT: 1-22. Open appendix

Skivenes, M. (2021)Exploring populations view on thresholds and reasons for child protection intervention – comparing England, Norway, Poland and Romania. European Journal of Social Work, AHEAD-OF-PRINT: 1-16. Open appendix

Løvlie, A. & Skivenes, M. (2021). Justifying interventions in Norwegian child protection – an analysis of cases of violence in migrant and non-migrant families.  Nordic Journal on Law and Society, 4(2): 1-41. Open appendix

Luhamaa, K., McEwan-Strand, A., Ruiken, B., Skivenes, M., & Wingens, F. (2021). Services and support for mothers and newborn babies in vulnerable situations: A study of eight European jurisdictions. Children and Youth Services Review, 120 (2021) 105762: 1-10. Open appendix

Burns, K., Helland, H. S., Križ, K., Sánchez-Cabezudo, S. S., Skivenes, M., & Strömpl, J. (2021). Corporal punishment and reporting to child protection authorities: An empirical study of population attitudes in five European countries. Children and Youth Services Review, 120 (2021) 105749: 1-10. Open appendix

McEwan-Strand, A., & Skivenes, M. (2020)Children’s Capacities and Role in Matters of Great Significance for Them. The International Journal of Children’s Rights, 28(3): 632-665. Open appendix

Helland, H. S., Pedersen, S. H. & Skivenes, M. (2020) Adopsjon eller offentlig omsorg? En studie av befolkningens syn på adopsjon som tiltak i barnevernet [Adoption or public care – Citizens’ views on adoption as a child protection measure]. Tidsskrift for samfunnsforskning, 61 (2): 124–139. Open appendix

Breen, C., Krutzinna, J., Luhamaa, K., & Skivenes, M. (2020). Family Life for Children in State Care. The International Journal of Children’s Rights, 28(4): 715-747. Open appendix

Berrick, J.D., Dickens, J., Pösö, T., & Skivenes, M. (2020) Are child protection workers and judges in alignment with citizens when considering interventions into a family? A cross-country study of four jurisdictions. Children and Youth Service Review, 108 (2020) 104562: 1-9. Open appendix

Burns, K., Križ, K., Krutzinna, J., Luhamaa, K., Meysen, T., Pösö, T., Segado, S., Skivenes, M. & Thoburn, J. (2019) The hidden proceedings – An analysis of accountability of child protection adoption proceedings in eight European jurisdictions. European Journal of Comparative Law and Governance. 6 (2019): 339-371. Open appendix