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Mandatory activation for welfare recipients below age 30

Project period 2018 - 2020
Project employer NAV
Project nr. 10278

Project Aim

The project will acquire knowledge about how the activation requirement for welfare recipients below age 30 that was introduced January 1, 2017 works.

Project Approach

The first part of the project will consist of quantitative effect evaluations of mandatory activation. We will investigate whether mandatory activation impacts welfare uptake, employment, income, education, and other outcomes. It is also important to investigate whether mandatory activation for some can lead to increased social exclusion.

We will undertake qualitative investigations in a sample of municipalities to assess different experiences with the mandatory activation requirement: In the second part of the project, we will interview employees at the welfare administration, while part three will consist of interviews with clients.


Harald Dale-Olsen Dr. polit. Research Professor +47 482 83 527 +47 958 08 463 Send e-mail
Hilde Lidén Dr. polit. Research Professor +47 951 23 660 Send e-mail
Håkon Solbu Trætteberg PhD Senior Research Fellow +47 920 54 308 Send e-mail
Tags: Working Life, Welfare
Published Feb. 16, 2018 1:33 PM - Last modified Feb. 12, 2021 2:27 PM