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Ongoing project

Developments in atypical work

Project period December 2018 - December 2023
Project employer Arbeids- og sosialdepartementet
Project nr. 10362
Project leader Marte Strøm

Project Approach

This project will describe the development of atypical work in Norway over the time-period 1995-2020, investigate the consequences of the developments for employers and employees and investigate possible driving forces behind the developments. We will also investigate the role of the developments in EU-law for Norwegian work contracts. Atypical work includes fixed contracts, temporary agency work and self-employment. Atypical work will be compared to permanent contract work.

The project has five subprojects. The first three subprojects are quantitative and will use register data, AKU and other relevant surveys. The two last subprojects uses a qualitative (4) and legal (5) approach to the same questions that we ask in the quantitative part.



The project has been approved by our Data Protection Officer SIKT. A DPIA has been carried out. The project includes the project Alternative Work Arrangements and Worker Welfare (ALTWORK).

This project receives data from various public registers from Statistics Norway. The researchers do not receive information that directly identifies you, such as name, social security number, postal address or the like. If you believe that the project, for example in its publications, still identifies you, you can complain to the Privacy Ombudsman. The Data Protection Officer will assist you and possibly arrange for changes in collaboration with the project manager. For questions about the processing of privacy information in this project, contact our Data Protection Officer.

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ParticipantDegree PhoneE-mail
Maria Forthun Hoen Senior Research Fellow PhD +47 476 20 350
Marjan Nadim Research Professor PhD +47 916 09 108
Julia Orupabo Senior Research Fellow PhD +47 976 66 787
Marte Strøm Research Professor PhD +47 408 85 333
Mirjam Wentzel Senior Research Fellow PhD +47 468 74 555
Tarjei Bekkedal (UiO)
Tora Kjærnes Knutsen (UiO)
Tags: Working Life, Welfare
Published Mar. 18, 2019 1:17 PM - Last modified Jan. 31, 2022 3:55 PM