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Anne Inga Hilsen and Tove Midtsundstad have contributed to the report "Understanding employment participation of older workers: Creating a knowledge base for future labour market challenges" (Hasselhorn & Apt, eds.). In their chapters they give a status of research in this field in Norway and a European status of senior policy instruments. *  Download the report * Read more about the project

Both employers and employees in the transportion branch are concerned about pressure on salaries and working conditions that result from access to foreign workers. Mobility diminishes the effects of measures, which work in other branches, when used within the transportation branch. This new report is written by the Fafo-researchers Ragnhild Steen Jensen, Mona Bråten and Bård Jordfald together with researchers at Institute of Transport Economics.
The extent of contract labor in the shipbuilding and petroleum industries is at times very large. This report discusses the health, environmental and safety conditions for the contract labourers in these industries. It may be unclear who has the HSE responsibility for contract workers. Moreover, there are indications that foreign contract workers are more prone to injury than others.
This is the question posed in a new project by Fafo and NIFU (Nordic Institute for Studies in Innovation, Research and Education), commissioned by the Directorate of Education. The aim of the project is to improve the knowledge base in order to study the supply structure in secondary education. The Fafo researchers Anna Hagen Tønder (pictured), Kaja Reegård and Torgeir Nyen will work on the project. Håkon Høst is NIFU's project manager.
Health workers like their job.  That is not enough, however, to prompt more to remain in their jobs. Fafo researcher, Anne Inga Hilsen, has evaluated senior politics at three institutions in the  South-Eastern Norway Regional Health Authority (Helse Sør-Øst RF).  Even if employees are happy with their work, a demanding job, good pension schemes, and desire for more leisure time lead to early retirement.   One of the report’s conclusion is that there is little to indicate the existence of a systematic senior politics or use of personnel policies to limit early retirement the report concludes.
What is the importance of skilled workers for the quality of services? In this project Mona Bråten will look at employees in children and youth services, in day care centers, after school programs, schools and youth clubs. A survey in 2011 revealed that 50% of those in charge of children and adolescents believed that the quality of services would increase if they received a certificate for completed apprenticeship. A new survey of employers will examine recruitment practices and evaluation of the youth service profession to see if they have changed in recent years.
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