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Salary and career development among highly educated people in Norway, 2004-2019

In this project, we analyze the wage trajectories of researchers in the Norwegian labor market.

Project period January 2021 - June 2021
Project employer Forskerforbundet
Project nr. 10556
Project leader Janis Umblijs
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We update and expand the analysis from the report «Researchers’ wage trajectories in the Norwegian labor market, 2004-2014» with the additional years of 2015 to 2019.

The main objective of the previous report was to analyze the development of careers and wages of researchers across various sectors, and to compare this with non-researchers with an equally high level of education. In addition to updating the analysis  in the previous report, we emphasize the following dimensions in this project:

  • gender
  • ethnicity
  • the distinction between private and public enterprises

In addition, the project examine how wages change with increasing seniority over the course of the career of individuals with high education in the period 2015-2019. We distinguish between different groups based on the dimensions mentioned above. This will give as an insight into the differences in career paths between researchers and other highly educated individuals across sectors and industries. 


Marianne Røed Dr. polit. Research Professor +47 480 39 594 Send e-mail
Janis Umblijs PhD Senior Research Fellow +47 925 27 810 Send e-mail
Kjersti Misje Østbakken PhD Research Director, Work and Welfare +47 991 62 556 Send e-mail
Tags: Working Life, Gender Equality
Published Jan. 22, 2021 1:32 PM - Last modified Jan. 22, 2021 1:38 PM