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Equal opportunities at the workplace

18. December 2018

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. 

Late career development

17. December 2018

The Centre for Senior Policy (SSP) is a resource centre dedicated to the stimulation and development of policies concerning older workers in the workplace. In this report, Fafo's Anne Inga Hilsen, has asked 20 employees aged 50+ the question:“What does it take for the 15 next years of your career to be the 15 best?”

Older workers in manufacturing industries

14. December 2018

This report, written by Tove Midtsundstad, describes skilled and unskilled workers in manufacturing industries and gives an account of the number and proportionaged 50 years and above. Additionaly, 12 persons between 61 and 66 years are asked about working environment and health, facilitation and senior policies at the workplace.

Part time work in Norwegian hospitals

13. December 2018

Leif E. Moland and Ketil Bråthen will conduct interviews about the use of part-time work in Norwegian hospital. This pilot-project is commissioned by The Employers’ Association Spekter, and will be finished during January next year.

Older workers’ opportunity for phased retirement

12. December 2018

In the aftermath of the pension reform and the Agreement on a more inclusive labour market (IWL agreement), part-time work have been declared as almost a miracle cure for everything from sick leave to early retirement. However, more than one in three employers find it difficult to offer older workers part-time work arrangements, according to Tove Midtsundstad in this article. 

Research ethic in commissioned research

11. December 2018

The new legislation for ethical issues in research gives a clear responsibility for how to handle such questions. In some areas, however, commissioned research can face specific ethical challenges or areas that require separate considerations, according to Tone Fløtten and Lars Holden.

Anna Hagen Tønder member of Government committee

11. December 2018

The committee has launched its first report about upper secondary education in Norway. The main question is how this education should be organised so that as many as possible will complete school. The committee's work will be finalized at the end of next year.

Seminar on "Challenging housing"

10. December 2018

"Challenging Housing" is a innovative social-housing project encompassing six districts in Oslo. The aim of the project is to develop better housing methods and models in order to meet the housing needs of citizens struggling with severe addiction and mental health issues.

New editors of "The Journal of Gender Research"

07. December 2018

Marit Teigen (ISF) and Beret Bråten (pictured) are new editors of "The Journal of Gender Research" in Norway. The journal is an interdisciplinary referee-based periodical, that publishes articles, comments and book reviews. These are presented in both thematic issues and open issues, in four published issues annually.

New year, new pension politics

07. December 2018

Several questions regarding the Norwegian pension system are currently under discussion. In a blog post on Pensjonslab.no Fafo's Jon M. Hippe offers a compact brief (in Norwegian) on which topics these are and the anticipated timelines.

Refugee integration policy the Norwegian way

06. December 2018

Anne Britt Djuve og Hanne Cecilie Kavli have written an article in Transfer about the Norwegian Introductory Programme.The application of core programme measures remains largely unaffected by evaluations that show that such measures tend to have very modest effects on the labour market integration of refugees.

Evaluation of the tenth grade mathematics examination

03. December 2018

This report describes the tenth grade mathematics examination given in the spring of 2018. The report is the second in a series of three evaluating the examinations in 2017, 2018 and 2019 respectively. It is a cooperation project between Fafo and OsloMet, commissioned by the Directorate of Education and Training.

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