Research on labour and working life is a long-standing tradition at the Institute for Social Research.
While the labour market is constantly changing, the goal of the ISF’s labour market research is constant: to contribute high-level empirical research to topics of societal relevance. Our research uses both qualitative and quantitative methods.
Labour market research at the ISF is wide-ranging, including topics such as employment, gender equality and discrimination, diversity in the labour market, sickness absence, and pay differences. In recent years we have also researched issues related to education, welfare, and migration in a labour market perspective. Although a large part of the research is performed on administrative register data, we also use survey data and, more recently, field tests.
- 1+1 project
- Alternative work arrangements and worker welfare (ALTWORK)
- Changing health and skills requirements in the labour market?
- Collective Organisations, Support and Sustainability (Colossus)
- Determined to succeed? Maturation, Motivation and Gender Gaps in Educational Achievement
- Developments in atypical work
- Downplaying difference? How ethnic minorities navigate discrimination in Norway (NAVIGATE)
- Gender Equality in the Business Sector
- Health-Gap: Health, Maturity, and the Gender Gap in Education
- Men’s breadwinner role – the blind spot of gender equality?
- NORDICORE – Nordic Centre for Research on Gender Equality in Research and Innovation
- NORPOL – is Norwegian society being polarized?
- Populism, Inequality and Institutions
- Power, Structure and Technology (PST)
- Research Policy and the Boundaries of the Ideal Academic – REBOUND
- Shades of Grey: Negotiating Age Norms, Class and Gender in the time of Pension Reform
- Shipping Off Labour: Changing Staffing Strategies in Globalized Workplaces
- The relationship between ethnic diversity and profitability in Norwegian organisations
- The state of freedom of speech in Norway 2020–2021
- What we do For a Living: Gender biased differences in tasks and pay
- Women, men and careers in Finance 2.0
- Work and family in an advanced economy (FAMWORK)