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Social workers affected by violence and threats

29. November 2018

Fafo will conduct a survey among the members of the Norwegian Union of Social Educators and Social Workers to reveal the share that are affected by violence and threats. As part of the project, is also what can be done to prevent dangerous situations for these workers.

Trend toward polarisation on labour market

28. November 2018

The Nordic countries need major changes to cope with the increasing polaization in the labour markets, according to Fafo's Johan Røed Steen. He has been interviewd in the magazine Norden. Røed Steen is one of the authors of a new report with the title 'The Nordic future of work: Drivers, institutions, and politics'.

Conference on the future of work

27. 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. 

Future of work in the Nordic countries

27. November 2018

How will work and working life in the Nordic countries change in the future? This report, written by Fafo's Jon Erik Dølvik and Johan Røed Steen, describes the main drivers and trends expected to shape the future of work. It also reviews recent developments in Nordic working lives, pointing towards the kind of challenges the future of work may pose to the Nordic models.

Wages - increase and distribution in different sectors

22. November 2018

Bård Jordfald and Elin Svarstad have examined wage increase and distribution in the Norwegian labour market in the period 2008-2014.

Veterinarians and #metoo

21. November 2018

Mona Bråten from Fafo will conduct a survey aboout sexual harassment among the members in The Norwegian Veterinary Association. In connection with the #metoo-campaign, there were several declerations from women in different academic professions.

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.

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.

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