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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

  • The impact of birthweight and adolescent health on educational attainment (2017) Brekke, Idunn & Reisel, Liza
  • 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
  • Gendered effects of intensified care burdens: Employment and sickness absence in families with chronically sick or disabled children in Norway (2017) Brekke, Idunn & Nadim, Marjan