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Hedda Haakestad


    Area of work

    Current projects

    Skills reform for workers: What can we learn from the Nordic Countries?

    Fafo skal lage en kunnskapsoversikt over kompetansepolitiske tiltak rettet mot faglært og ufaglært arbeidskraft i de nordiske landene de siste 10-15 årene. Oversikten skal også si noe om erfaringer med ulike typer tiltak.

    The role of the master craftsman in the labour market and in skills development in Norway

    The research project is about the role of the Master Craftman Qualification in the labour market and in skills development in Norway. The project will compare the Norwegian Master Craftman Qualification with similar qualifications in other countries. It will also provide new knowledge on the impact of the qualification on individual careers and its societal impact in terms of new business establishments and apprenticeships

    Moving trades – National skills regimes in transnational labour markets

    The primary objective is to provide an understanding of how intra-European labour migration affects skill formation and utilisation in Norway, in other countries with collective apprentice-based systems of vocational education and training (VET) and in the sending countries.

    Completed projects


    Since 2010 Fafo Institute for labour and social research and the Frisch center for economic research has cooperated on a joint research program about labour migration to Norway, funded by the Norwegian ministry of labour. The main purpose of the research programme is to develop better understandings of the factors which influence flows of labour migrants to Norway, the development of wages and working conditions among labour migrants, and how labour migration affects the Norwegian labour market and economy. The research questions will be analyzed from different disciplinary perspectives and using different data sources. Sociologists, economists and lawyers participate in the project, and the empirical analyses are based on linked administrative registers, quantitative surveys and qualitative interview data.