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
- Between Income Maintenance and Activation: the legitimacy, implementation and outcomes of social security policies (TREfF-2)
- Changing health and skills requirements in the labour market?
- Determined to succeed? Maturation, Motivation and Gender Gaps in Educational Achievement
- Developments in atypical work
- Education to work transitions: the role of work capacity, skills and health
- Equal Pay Report
- Gender Equality in the Business Sector
- Gender Segregation in the Labour Market
- Gender, career and childcare responsibilities among economists
- Governing and Experiencing Citizenship in Multicultural Scandinavia
- Immigration and Support for the Welfare State: Local and Institutional Responses
- Mandatory activation for welfare recipients below age 30
- NORDICORE – Nordic Centre for Research on Gender Equality in Research and Innovation
- Pathways to Integration: The Second Generation in Education and Work in Norway
- Populism, Inequality and Institutions
- Recruitment and Mobility in the University and University College Sector
- Research Policy and the Boundaries of the Ideal Academic – REBOUND
- The Welfare State in Transit
- Understanding the gender gap in sickness absence
- Women in finance