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The Housing first-model helps homeless people with drug-related and mental disorders to establish own homes. This survey by Mette I. Snertingdal reveals local variations in how projects are being operated when it concerns financing, recruitment and monitoring. The report is based on interviews with managers of Housing first-projects for twelve Norwegian municipalities. (In Norwegian only)

Jordan’s refugees make up about half of its seven million people. A recent Fafo survey found living conditions among Palestinian refugees in Jordan had significantly improved in the past decade. Despite this progress the gap is widening between camp and non-camp Palestinian refugees and non-citizen Palestinian refugees are more often found among the destitute poor. Current refugees from Syria and Iraq are only offered temporary protection. Could a softer approach, granting them a set of limited rights, be beneficial for both Jordan and its many vulnerable refugees? Mona Christophersen writes about this topic in The Global Observatory.
Phased retirement involves reducing working time in the final years before retirement. The aim of phased retirement is to extend working careers and retain older workers who would otherwise opt for full early retirement. This article by Fafo researcher Åsmund Hermansen investigates the effect of offering phased retirement on early-retirement behaviour in Norway.
Sissel Trygstad has together with  Marit Skivenes (University of Bergen) written an article in Economic and Industrial Democracy, 1-25. The aim is to examine the explanatory forces of power resources and institutional factors on whistle blowing activity, its effectiveness and reactions. The authors analyse survey material of 6000 Norwegian employees across sectors and industries, and find that individual power resources have little impact, but the organizational power resources of positions, and institutional factors matter.
How are participation and involvement in the workplace affected when the organizational and ownership forms are changing? This report has examined the cooperation between the social partners in the grocery trade and in the transportation industry. Anne Inga Hilsen and Ragnhild Steen Jensen have written the report.
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