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The project will look at both the experiences made and trends that can be detected so far, with the pension reform in Norway. Fafo and Frisch center will study variation between groups by education, industry and other characteristics. The results from the register based analyses and the survey will be seen in combination, to obtain a deeper understanding of the respones observed and the impact of the reform. Finally, the results will be summed to assess whether can be seen to be in compliance with the stated goals of the reform.

In 2014, a new regime aimed at immigrant education training was introduced. Through this regime, municipalities and county municipalities can apply IMDi for financial support in order to offer help to immigrants who wish to establish their own business. When evaluating the grant scheme, we focus on how the scheme has worked up to now, and its contribution to the bigger picture. What is the pre-conditions that must be present in order to succeed in strengthening immigrant prerequisites for establishing their own business?

In 2017, Fafo is going to implement a nationwide sample survey of Syrian nationals residing in Jordan both inside and outside of refugee camps. The project concentrates on living conditions and employment and covers both refugees from the Syrian civil war and Syrian non-refugees. Our main partner is Jordan's Department of Statistics. The project is funded by the European Regional Development and Protection Program and headed by Åge Tiltnes.

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