Research field

Population trends, migration and mortality

The field covers national and regional population projections by sex and age, and immigrant projections by sex, age and country background. Demographic trends and patterns are analysed in a regional, national and international perspective. Separate analyses and projections are produced for the demographic components of fertility, mortality, domestic and cross-border migration.


  • Convergence or segregation? Regional imbalances and labor market flows

    In this project we aim to uncover and discuss the mechanisms and factors that contribute to regional convergence and/or widening divergence and segregation while also furthering insights into the causes and consequences of domestic migration.

  • Population projections

    The population of Norway is projected at a national and regional level. Immigrant numbers in Norway are also projected.

  • Regional population projections

    Statistics Norway produces population projections for Norwegian municipalities.

  • The Role of Men and Women in Intergenerational Mobility: A Cross-National Comparative Analysis, 1838-2015

    The primary objective of this research project is to investigate how intergenerational mobility differs among men and women, and how mobility evolves over time. We will examine the evolution of intergenerational mobility in the long run and across many different countries, and place particular emphasis on the complex interrelationship between intergenerational mobility and marriage institutions. By sorting individuals into families, marriage plays a critical role in the transmission of human capital and wealth across generations. Secondary objectives include: Developing new methodology on the use of first names to study intergenerational mobility; verify pseudo-links using register data; include new historical sources in studies of economic welfare; investigate the relationship between economic development, increased female labor force participation and intergenerational mobility; expand international cooperation in historical economic research.