Living conditions and social participation
Research in this area addresses multiple aspects of living conditions income, housing, health, employment, social integration, isolation, unpaid housework and care provision. Analyses reveal developmental patterns and distributions in light of government policy and policy reforms. Specific groups are often in focus, i.e., parents, children, immigrants, students and lawbreakers. Annual surveys record popular attitudes towards immigration and immigrants.
The Norwegian Generations and Gender Survey was carried out in 2007-2008 and Statistics Norway and Norwegian Social Research were responsible for the Survey.
The main goal of this project is to study various patterns of gender-equality attitudes and practices among Norwegian couples and to analyse how such patterns and other factors drive the changes in gender relations and partnership dynamics. The project will use a new survey (LOGG) which include both individual and contextual data.
Hooks for change? Family and employment as pathways to social inclusion among crime-prone individuals
Empirically investigate how labour market involvement and family events interact in promoting social integration and reduce crime among crime-prone individuals at the fringes of society.
Mobilizing unutilised labour reserves: the role of part-time work and extended employment interruptions
Norwegian women have a high employment level, but at the same time one of the highest part-time rates in Europe as well as in the Nordic countries, and part-time is common among women at all stages of the life cycle. At the same time a substantial proportion is absent from work due to childbirth and child-care. This project will explore the potential labour supply reserve among these groups, distinguishing barriers that may prevent and measures that may promote increased labour supply.