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Report launch: Migration, parenting and social control


This report launched on January 16th, focuses on parenting and social control, with a particular focus on immigrant families from Pakistan, Somalia and Sri Lanka. What attitudes are found in regard to issues of gender roles and sexuality among adolescents? The report contains both the parent's and the youth's perspectives.

Vocational training: When Sweden and Norway chose separate paths


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During the 90s both Sweden and Norway made radical changes to their upper secondary school systems. Despite many historical similarities, the reforms chose two markedly dissimilar paths in their take on vocational subjects. In an article in European Educational Research Journal Daniel Persson Thunqvist (Linköping uni.) and Anna Hagen Tønder and Kaja Reegård (Fafo) map the causes and effects of these separate courses.

Local bargaining under new conditions


In the collective bargaining process in 2016, the central government's main tariff agreement was divided into two. Mechanisms for wage settings have since been conditional on the union membership of state employees. Members of the academic union get their wage terms governed by a collective agreement, while the rest of the state employees get their terms by another collective agreement.

100 years with ILO


In connection with the celebration of ILO's 100 years in 2019, Fafo will write a report on social dialogue and tripartite cooperation in Norway in a historical context. This report will be launched  this spring.

Evaluation of pilot projects with alternative training models


The main goals of the evaluation have been to acquire knowledge about what characterises the training models, how they have been implemented, and the consequences for student motivation, learning and progression. Researchers from Fafo and NIFU have written the report. 

New book on institutional change in the Nordic model


The empirical focus of the book is institutional change in the Nordic model, with special emphasis on Norway. Five of the authors are Fafo-researchers: Kristin Alsos, Kaja Reegård, Jon Rogstad, Åsmund Arup Seip og Sissel Trygstad.

Evaluation of flexible working time agreemenet in the state sector


The collective bargaining parties in the state sector agreed to alter their agreement on flexible working time. In this project we investigate the effects of the changes made to the agreement.

The role of the safety delegates in the construction industry


Employee participation in health, safety and environment work (HSE) has long traditions. In this article Rolf K. Andersen and Mona Bråten discuss the role of the safety delegates in HSE work on construction sites. One main conclusion is that they play an important role, but that their involvement in HSE work is primarily of a reactive nature.

Recruitment in the service sector


This report investigates the recruitment and organising efforts of the Norwegian Confederation of Trade Unions (LO) and its affiliated unions in selected industries inthe service sector, namely hotels and restaurants, retail, transport, security services and cleaning. It is written by Johan Røed Steen.

Equal opportunities at the workplace


16 companies in Agder have participated in a project in order to be certified for systematic work with equal opportunities at the workplace. Ragnhild Steen Jensen (pictured) and Anne Hege Strand have written this paper to sum up some of the experiences. 



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