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LO's legal department through 100 year

16. May 2018

The project will provide a history of 100 years of LO's legal department, 1922-2022. The book will show the development of the office's work; the lawyer's cooperation with the authorities and participation in international cooperation; work with the working environment legislation; and the development of labour law practice.

National and regional under-5 mortality rate by economic status

15. May 2018

The progress to achieve the fourth Millennium Development Goal in reducing mortality rate in children younger than 5 years since 1990 has been remarkable. However, work remains. Estimates of under-5 mortality rates at the national level can hide disparities within countries. Jon Pedersen is one of the authors of this article in The Lancet Global Health.

Article about whistleblowing procedures

14. May 2018

Sissel C. Trygstad (pictured), Anne Mette Ødegård and Elin Svarstad has written about the significance of whistblowing procedures at the workplace. To better secure the employees, the law changed in 2017, making it obligatory for all companies with more than five employees to work out such procedures.

Evaluation of Norwegian Efforts to Ensure Policy Coherence for Development

11. May 2018

This evaluation report is written by Svein Erik Stave and Kristin Dalen, Fafo, together with Marte Nilsen at Prio. It is commissioned by Norad (Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation).

Political engagement among young adults with minority backgrounds

09. May 2018

Jon Rogstad has, together with Mette Andersson, written a chapter in the anthololgy Diversity and Contestations over Nationalism in Europe and Canada.  A fundamental distinction is engagement based on groups and classes with common interests vs. engagement that draws upon shared grievances related to feelings of exclusion or misrecognition and/or on identification with specific groups and identity categories.

Wage formation in Scandinavia

08. May 2018

Wage formation in the Scandinavian countries Denmark, Norway and Sweden has several similarities, but does also in some aspects differ. In this project Fafo will look into the different national models. It will be conducted by Kristin Alsos and Kristine Nergaard on behalf of five national unions in Sweden.

Emergency school feeding

07. May 2018

The Norwegian UN-delegation in Rome has a review on the report Rethinking emergency school feeding: A child-centred approach, written by Anne Hatløy and Tone Sommerfelt. Fafo has worked with the World Food Programme (WFP) since 2016 to develop knowledge about school feedings in emergency settings.

Skilled workers contribution to innovation

03. May 2018

This report investigates the role and contribution of vocational training and skilled workers in innovation processes, including how vocationally trained workers contribute to continuous improvement of products and processes. It is written by Johan Røed Steen and Johannes Oldervoll (Fafo), and Mikkel Myhre Walbækken and Rolf Røtnes from Economics Norway.

The Effect of Retaining Bonuses on Delaying Early Retirement

02. May 2018

Tove Midtsundstad and Åsmund Hermansen have analyzed the effect of the retaining bonus on early retirement behavior. This is one of the most common retention measures offered by Norwegian companies to prevent their older workers from early retirenment. The article is published in Nordic Journal of Working Life Studies, 8(1).

National correspondent to Eurofound

30. April 2018

Fafo is assigned the task by the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs, of being the Norwegian national correspondent to Eurofoundation on topics related to industrial relations and restructuring. The task will be conducted in cooporation with STAMI (The National Institute of Occupational Health) who will have the responsibility for reporting on working environment issues.

HES challenges of working alone

27. April 2018

This report, written by Mona Bråten, elucidates questions concerning health, environment and safety (HES) related to working alone. A relatively large percentage of informants report that they experience stress when working alone. The proportion who attribute health problems wholly or partly
to lone working constitutes around 20 per cent in several of the trade unions.

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