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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

  • Vamstad, Johan; Sivesind, Karl Henrik & Boje, Thomas P. (2019). Giving in Scandinavia, In Lars Skov Henriksen; Kristin Strømsnes & Lars Svedberg (ed.),  Civic Engagement in Scandinavia. Volunteering, Informal help and Giving in Denmark, Norway and Sweden.  Springer Nature.  ISBN 978-3-319-98716-3.  Kapittel 5.  s 113 - 134
  • Godøy, Anna Aasen & Dale-Olsen, Harald (2018). Spillovers from gatekeeping – Peer effects in absenteeism. Journal of Public Economics.  167, s 190- 204 . doi: 10.1016/j.jpubeco.2018.08.015 Full text in Research Archive.