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The economic sociology of Roma migration for begging

20. November 2018

Jon Horgen Friberg from Fafo has written an article in "Migration Studies" on begging and informal street work as a livelihood strategy in many Romanian Roma communities, Scandinavia has emerged as an important new destination.This article presents a framework for studying migration for begging that goes beyond widespread narratives rooted in either culture or poverty.

Fafo is an expert partner in YOUTHSHARE

15. November 2018

The YOUTHShare project aims at reducing youth unemployment in coastal and island regions of Mediterranean EEA by advancing young NEETs skills. The project is lead by the University of the Aegean in Greece and is a collaboration between several Mediterranean countires. Fafo, with Anne Hege Strand (pictured), and Ragnhild Steen Jensen, is an expert partner in the project.

Conference on the future of work

13. November 2018

The Minister of Labour and Social Affairs, Anniken Hauglie, will attend this Fafo-conference and comment on a new report from the Nordic project "Future of work". The President of LO, Hans-Christian Gabrielsen, will participate in the discussions. 

Articles in Conflict and Society

12. November 2018

Nerina Weiss has written the article "The Many Layers of Moral Outrage: Kurdish Activists and Diaspora Politics" in this edition of Conflict and Society. In addition, she is a co-author of the introduction  Tone Sommerfelt has written about the fear of jihadism and the terrorist threat in Southern Mali. 

Children on the streets of Georgia

12. November 2018

The aim of this study is to provide information in order to better tailor prevention and exit strategies for children at risk of living or already living in the streets, commissioned by UNICEF. The report is written by Tone Sommerfelt and Anne Hatløy at Fafo.

Sexual harassment in film, TV, theatre and music

09. November 2018

In the wake of the #metoo campaign in 2017, Fafo has undertaken a survey to identify the prevalence and experience of sexual harassment in job settings among those working in the areas of film, TV, theatre, music and gaming. The results show that this is a major problem.

Second place in the ESR Prize for the Best Article of the Year

07. November 2018

Jon Rogstad has together with Gunn Elisabeth Birkelund and Kristian Heggebø won second place in The ESR Prize for the Best Article of the Year in  European Sociological Review.
Read their article online: Additive or multiplicative disadvantage? The scarring effects of unemployment for ethnic minorities.

Senior competence in the Norwegian Labour Inspectorate

06. November 2018

Active ageing is about recognising and valuing senior resources in working life. A step towards this goal is to promote an awareness of the potentials and resources of older employees, and thus prevent forced early exclusion from working life. Anne Inga Hilsen, Fafo, has made this report about senior competence in the Norwegian Labour Inspectorate.

Forms of employment relationships in Norway

06. November 2018

In this report, we analyse the status and development of different types of employment relationships in the Norwegian labour market from 2014 to 2018. The definition of contracts or employment relationships in this context covers permanent vs. temporary employment, employees and vs. the self-employed, as well as freelancers and temporary agency workers.

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