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Ongoing project

Between Income Maintenance and Activation: the legitimacy, implementation and outcomes of social security policies (TREfF-2)

Project period April 2016 - March 2019
Project employer The Research Council of Norway
Project nr. 10152
Project leader Anne Skevik Grødem

Background

Treff-2 is a strategic project (ISP) aiming to develop and to stimulate a solid environment for social security research in Norway. The project is based on research conducted in the Treff-project (ISP 2010-2015). Its basic tenet is that in modern welfare states there is a tension between the concerns related to income security provision and those related to incentives and activation.

The balance between these concerns is disturbed by new political impulses and external demographic and economic shocks. The Norwegian welfare state has experienced both: international impulses and political trends are towards more activation, often in the form of sanctions and conditionality, while the oil price plummets, unemployment rises and Norway experiences record-high inflow of asylum seekers. In such an environment, the social security policy will have to be adapted.

Project Module A

Treff-2 comprises two major research modules; Module A is on politics and legitimacy, i.e., studies of polical support and motivation for changes and the relationship between public opinion and politics.

Project Module B

Module B is on implementation and outcomes, i.e., studies of how politics affect case-workers practice and the clients’ responses to these practices. Both projects employ qualitative and quantitative data, based on surveys and administrative registers. Both modules also explicitly endorse comparative dimensions.

Project Organization

Treff-2 is a collaboration between Institute for Social Research (ISF) and Center for the Study of Professions (SPS) at the Oslo and Akershus College of Applied Sciences. I addition the project involves collaboration with different departments and centres at the University in Oslo, such as Department of Economics, ESOP, Department of Political Science and Department of Sociology.

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Participants

Erling Barth Dr. polit. Research Professor +47 930 91 410 Send e-mail
Harald Dale-Olsen Dr. polit. Research Professor +47 482 83 527 +47 958 08 463 Send e-mail
Henning Finseraas PhD Research Professor +47 482 83 631 Send e-mail
Anne Skevik Grødem Dr. polit. Research Director, Welfare Policy and Politics +47 920 56 232 Send e-mail
Inés Hardoy Dr. polit. Research Professor +47 472 45 113 Send e-mail
Aksel Hatland PhD Affiliated Researcher +47 907 65 037 Send e-mail
Øystein Marianssønn Hernæs PhD Senior Research Fellow +47 936 52 406 Send e-mail
Staffan Kumlin Fil.Dr., Docent Research Professor (Professor of political science, the University of Oslo) +47 472 86 824 Send e-mail
Axel West Pedersen PhD Research Professor +47 979 69 708 Send e-mail
Magnus Bergli Rasmussen PhD Senior Research Fellow +47 995 17 477 Send e-mail
Pål Schøne PhD Research Director, Work and Welfare +47 986 22 125 Send e-mail
Anniken Hagelund

Publications

  • Lars Inge Terum; Gaute Torsvik & Einar Øverbye (2018). Discrimination against ethnic minorities in activation programme? Evidence from a vignette experiment.. Journal of Social Policy.  47, s 39- 56
  • Carl Henrik Knutsen & Magnus Rasmussen (2018). The Autocratic Welfare State: Old-Age Pensions, Credible Commitments, and Regime Survival. Comparative Political Studies.  51, s 659- 695
  • Alex Bryson & Harald Dale-Olsen (2018). The Role of Employer-Provided Sick Pay in Norway and Britain. Research in Labor Economics.
  • Anna Aasen Godøy & Harald Dale-Olsen (2018). Spillovers from gatekeeping – Peer effects in absenteeism. Journal of Public Economics.  167, s 190- 204
  • Andreas Eriksen & Anders Molander (2018). Welfare reform and public justification. Policy Studies.  s 1- 20
  • Axel West Pedersen & Stein Kuhnle (2017). The Nordic welfare state model, In Oddbjørn P. Knutsen (ed.),  The Nordic Models in Political Science : Challenged, but Still Viable?.  Fagbokforlaget.  ISBN 978-82-450-2175-2.  Chapter 9.  s 219 - 238
  • Grete Brochmann & Anne Skevik Grødem (2017). Den norske modellens møte med innvandring - et regime i endring, In Mary Ann Stamsø (ed.),  Velferdsstaten i endring : Om norsk helse- og sosialpolitikk (3. utg).  Gyldendal Akademisk.  ISBN 978-82-05-424005.  Kapittel 14.  s 362 - 381
  • Anne Skevik Grødem (2017). Farvel til den barnevennlige velferdsstaten?, In Charlotte Lundgren; Sverre Helseth & Stian Carstens Bendiksen (ed.),  Oppvekstrapporten 2017. Økte forskjeller - gjør det noe?.  Barne-, ungdoms- og familiedirektoratet.  ISBN 978-82-8286-317-9.  Artikkel 10.  s 184 - 200
  • Axel West Pedersen (2017). Norsk trygdepolitikk i internasjonalt perspektiv, In Mary Ann Stamsø (ed.),  Velferdsstaten i endring : Om norsk helse- og sosialpolitikk (3. utg).  Gyldendal Akademisk.  ISBN 978-82-05-424005.  Kapittel 15.  s 382 - 401
  • Lars Inge Terum & Michael Adler (2017). Austerity, conditionality and litigation in six European countries, In Stefano Civitarese Matteucci & Simon Halliday (ed.),  Social rights in Europe in an age of austerity.  Routledge.  ISBN 9781138700598.  kap 7.  s 147 - 177
  • Staffan Kumlin & Atle Haugsgjerd (2017). The Welfare State and Political Trust: Bringing Performance Back In, In Tom van der Meer & Sonja Zmerli (ed.),  Handbook on Political Trust.  Edward Elgar Publishing.  ISBN 9781782545101.  chapter 18.  s 285 - 301
  • Staffan Kumlin; Isabelle Stadelmann-Steffen & Atle Haugsgjerd (2017). Trust and the Welfare State, In Eric M. Uslaner (ed.),  Oxford Handbook of Social and Political Trust (online version published January 2017).  Oxford University Press.  ISBN 9780190274801.  Chapter 17.  s 385 - 408
  • Anne Skevik Grødem & Aksel Hatland (2017). Family and Working Life in the Nordic Countries, In Akio Kamiko; Stein Kuhnle; Klaus Petersen; Pauli Kettunen & Yoko Otsuka (ed.),  The Nordic Welfare Model: Still Sustainable? Five Exceptions and Policy Cooperation.  Minerva Shobou.  ISBN 978-4-623-07535-5.  Kapittel 10.
  • Anne Skevik Grødem (2017). Family-oriented policies in Scandinavia and the challenge of immigration. Journal of European Social Policy.  27, s 77- 89
  • Magnus Rasmussen & Jonas Pontusson (2017). Working-Class Strength by Institutional Design? Unionization, Partisan Politics, and Unemployment Insurance Systems, 1870 to 2010. Comparative Political Studies.  51, s 793- 828
  • Lars Inge Terum; Gaute Torsvik & Einar Øverbye (2017). Når vilkår og aktivitetskrav brytes. Frontlinjearbeideres tilnærming til sanksjoner. Søkelys på arbeidslivet.  34, s 147- 166
  • Henning Finseraas & Andreas Kotsadam (2017). Ancestry Culture and Female Employment - An Analysis Using Second-Generation Siblings. European Sociological Review.  33, s 382- 392
  • Anne Skevik Grødem (2016). Migration as a Challenge to the Nordic Welfare States, In Noralv Veggeland (ed.),  The Current Nordic Welfare State Model.  Nova Science Publishers, Inc..  ISBN 978-1-63485-124-4.  Chapter 8.  s 149 - 170
  • Anne Skevik Grødem (2016). Fra Castberg til Solberg: Aleneforsørgernes vekst og fall i norsk sosialpolitikk. Sosiologisk Tidsskrift.  24, s 303- 326

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  • Anne Skevik Grødem (2018). Familiepolitikk i endring? Betydningen av innvandring og integrering.
  • Anne Skevik Grødem (2018). Hvem har rett til offentlig forsørgelse? Velferdsdebatt etter finanskrise og migrantkrise.
  • Axel West Pedersen (2018). Norsk velferdspolitikk. Nordisk modell konservert i olje(penger)?.
  • Harald Dale-Olsen (2018). Økte ulikheter med sykelønnskutt?. Magasinet Velferd.  107, s 40- 41
  • Harald Dale-Olsen & Anna Aasen Godøy (2018). Kollegaens fastlege påvirker ditt sykefravær. Aftenposten Viten.  s 12- 13
  • Anne Skevik Grødem (2017). Integrasjon og tillit.
  • Anne Skevik Grødem (2017). Etter gullalderen. Fra generøs velferdsstat til nidkjær aktiveringsstat?.
  • Anne Skevik Grødem (2017). Høy migrasjon som utfordring for velferdsstaten: Integrasjon, samhold og tillit..
  • Anne Skevik Grødem (2017). Migrasjon som utfordring for den norske velferdsmodellen.
  • Anne Skevik Grødem (2017). Lav sysselsetting blant innvandrere i Norge. Årsaker og konsekvenser.
  • Axel West Pedersen (2017). Norge, last man standing? Nordisk likhet under press.
  • Anne Skevik Grødem (2017). Integrasjon og tillit. Refleksjoner over NOU 2017:2.
  • Heidi Moen Gjersøe (2017). Client participation in activation schemes within a holistic street-level service.
  • Susana Vilhena (2017). Conditionality in social assistance in Norway and Portugal.
  • Susana Vilhena (2017). The practice of social work in social assistance: understanding the implementation of active conditions and sanctions in Norway and Portugal.
  • Magnus Rasmussen & Carl Henrik Knutsen (2017). Party Institutionalization and Welfare State Development.
  • Magnus Rasmussen; Carsten Jensen & David Andersen (2017). Suffering from Suffrage: Welfare State Development and the Politics of Negative Conditionality.
  • Susana Vilhena (2017). Conditionality variations in social assistance: the case of Norway and Portugal.
  • Axel West Pedersen (2017). Inequality trends in the Nordic countries: The role of social security retrenchment.
  • Andreas Eriksen (2017). Bokanmeldelse: New Contractualism in European Welfare State Policies. Tidsskrift for samfunnsforskning.  58, s 357- 360
  • Staffan Kumlin (2017). Could the Political Consequences of Class Marginalization Be Different?. Political quarterly (London. 1930. Print).
  • Carl Henrik Knutsen & Magnus Rasmussen (2017). Offering pensions can help autocrats stay in power longer. Washington Post.
  • Magnus Rasmussen (2017). Forskning viser at: Velgerne går til høyre i nedgangstider. Dagens næringsliv.
  • Axel West Pedersen (2016). Det finske borgelønnseksperimentet. En kommentar.
  • Susana Vilhena (2016). Understanding sanctions in social assistance in Norway and Portugal.
  •  (2016). The Nordic Welfare Model and the Refugee Crisis: Buffer or Weakness? OECD Insights Blog.

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Tags: Working Life, Welfare
Published Jan. 5, 2017 9:58 AM - Last modified Aug. 3, 2017 2:43 PM