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Continuing education for kindergarten teachers and management training

18. October 2018

This report examines the experiences of kindergarten teachers and heads who have participated in continuing education and management training in 2017/2018. The findings showed that the participants – teachers and heads – considered the courses to be good, relevant and interesting, regardless of the field of study or learning institution.

Human trafficking for labour exploitation

17. October 2018

In this research project, Fafo will contribute to the increased knowledge about the prevalence of and efforts against human trafficking for labour exploitation. This knowledge will enable municipalities to develop and implement more effective instruments within municipal service areas, in order to prevent human trafficking and to provide assistance and protection to possible victims.

The bargaining system for teachers

15. October 2018

The project will provide a description of the historical background of the bargaining system where the teachers were having the state as a counterparty in wage negotiations, and explain why the employer’s representation was transferred from the state to the municipalities in 2004. The study will also look into the conditions for wage negotiations in the municipalities after 2004.

How does new technology in reatil affect employment?

11. October 2018

New technology in retail will affect the employees' tasks and need for training. Fafo will, in collaboration with Economics Norway, find out what kind of competence that are needed. The project is commisioned by the Norwegian Welfare Administration.

How to follow up of vulnerable children, young people and their families

10. October 2018

The aim of the 0-24 collaboration is to provide more coherent services and to strengthen the cross sectoral collaboration in the follow up of vulnerable children, young people and their families. Fafo is going to provide a platform of knowledge for the work in order to inform and to support the municipalities' work in this field.

Stable trade union denisity in Norway

09. October 2018

Kristine Nergaard has updated the numbers on trade union density, the share of employers joining an organisations, collective agreement coverage and working days lost in strikes in Norwegian working life.

New article: Use of flexible and temporary employment in Norway and Sweden

08. October 2018

Norway has a stricter regulation of temporary employment than Sweden. In an article in the Nordic Journal of Working Life Studies three Fafo researchers and Anna Peixoto (University of Gothenburg) look at how these differing regulations influence employers' use of temporary employment in and between five different business sectors.

Fafo contribution in international welfare guide

03. October 2018

Forty-five contributions from renowned international specialists provide readers of “Routledge Handbook of the Welfare State” with expert analysis of the core issues related to the welfare state. Together with professor Grete Brochmann Fafo researcher Jon Erik Dølvik has written the chapter about Europe’s welfare models’ challenges stemming from global migration.

Wage formation in the Nordic countries

01. October 2018

The 3rd interim report of the investigation project Wage equality provides a comparison of wage models in the three countries, Sweden, Norway and Denmark. The report (in Swedish) is authored by the Fafo researchers Kristin Alsos and Kristine Nergaard.

ME research explained on video

28. September 2018

The project "Tjenesten og MEg" intends to find common characteristics within the group suffering from chronic fatigue syndrome (ME) as well as to map how they experience and evaluate public services. The research will also use a survey to try to get a better grasp of how widespread the illness is besides people that have been officially diagnosed. In this video two Fafo and Sintef researchers detail the project.

Addiction: Help for a better life

26. September 2018

Fafo will evaluate two of Blue Cross Norway's programs targeting people with alcohol and drug issues. Both programs aim to increase quality of live and social inclusion. The project will be based on normative process research, with 2020 as an end date. A partial report will be published in December this year.

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