Migration and integration
Our research focuses on welfare-to-work approaches in Norwegian labour and welfare policies, highlighting the labour market situation of various groups. The research group is engaged in a wide range of projects concerning inclusion and exclusion in the Norwegian labour market. Central questions are: What characterises a well-functioning labour market? How can the development and management of human resources be facilitated?

News about migration and integration

Qualification upgrade – a good strategy for increased job quality?

Monday, 25 May 2020

In an article in Journal of Education and Work Tove Mogstad Aspøy explores the role competence upgrades may have in improving job quality in occupations characterized by poor working conditions. In light of institutional theory, the author discusses the reasoning behind the introduction of the certificate in cleaning. Why did one think that this could improve job quality in the profession?

How does covid-19 affect inequality in the Arab world?

Wednesday, 20 May 2020

On Thursday May 21 (15.00 Norwegian time), Svein Erik Stave and Tewodros Aragie Kebede will be participating in an online debate session concerning social protection policies in the Arab world. The Fafo researchers have been conducting research on how the corona situation is affecting the labour market in Jordan. The session is part of the Regional Dialogue Series on Social Protection Policies in the Arab world and will be streamed live stream on Facebook.

New report: Vulnerable workers in Jordan hit hard by COVID-19

Monday, 04 May 2020

Fafo and the International Labour Organization (ILO) has launched the results of a rapid assessment of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on vulnerable workers in the Jordanian labour market. The assessment includes Syrian refugees, Jordanians, women and workers in informal employment.

Almost half of the respondents who were in employment before the COVID-19 outbreak, were currently out of work. Out of these, 13 per cent had been permanently dismissed, while 18 percent had been temporarily laid-off and 16 per cent were on paid leave. Syrian refugees were among those hardest hit as a result of their largely informal employment situation. A third who were in employment before the crisis had lost their jobs permanently, compared to 17 per cent of surveyed Jordanians.