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The Institute for Social Research was established in 1950. Our aim is to provide knowledge and understanding in areas that are important for social development and contribute to an enlightened public debate.

New publications

  • Do knowledge gains from public information campaigns persist over time? Results from a survey experiment on the Norwegian pension reform (2017) Finseraas, Henning; Jakobsson, Niklas & Svensson, Mikael
  • The Effect of Childhood Family Size on Fertility in Adulthood: New Evidence From IV Estimation (2017) Cools, Sara & Hart, Rannveig Kaldager
  • Universalising Childcare, Changing Mothers' Attitudes: Policy Feedback in Norway (2017) Ellingsæter, Anne Lise; Kitterød, Ragni Hege & Lyngstad, Jan