Research on labour and working life is a long-standing tradition at the Institute for Social Research.
At the Institute for Social Research, there is a long-standing tradition of research on labour and working life. The overarching goal is to produce high-quality empirical research on topics of relevance to society. Both quantitative and qualitative analyses are conducted. The quantitative research focuses on the behaviour of individuals and companies.
In recent years, we have expanded our research to include topics related to education, welfare and migration. All of these new topics are thematically linked to the labour market.
Much of the research is conducted on administrative register data, but we also utilise survey data and, in recent years, we have also field experiments in our research on working life.
- 1+1 project
- Between equality and efficiency: Work incentives, social redistribution and gender equality in the reformed pension system
- Between Income Maintenance and Activation: the legitimacy, implementation and outcomes of social security policies (TREfF-2)
- Changing familes and the gender revolution (FAMGEN)
- Education to work transitions: the role of work capacity, skills and health
- Educational Trajectories: Choices, Constraints and Contexts
- Ethnic differences in labour market participation, health and sickness absence among parents caring for disabled or chronically ill children
- European Strains
- Evaluation of reduced payment schemes for kindergartens
- Evaluation of the parental leave scheme – gender equality effects
- Gender Segregation in the Labour Market
- Governing and Experiencing Citizenship in Multicultural Scandinavia
- Mandatory activation for welfare recipients below age 30
- Pathways to Integration: The Second Generation in Education and Work in Norway
- Populism, Inequality and Institutions
- Review of the Equal Pay Standard in Iceland
- Social background, educational, vocational and benefit careers to persons with reduced working
- Study on women in management
- Temporary employment and groups with a weak attachment to the labour market
- Understanding the gender gap in sickness absence
- Union agreements, wage growth and wage dispersion
- Work-family balance and Norway’s fertility decline