Welfare and living conditions
Our research analyzes social policy in light of its effects on public welfare, detailing traits exhibited by the evolution of the welfare state's benefits and services. Many of our projects incorporate comparative analyses of international and European perspectives. Central questions are: How does the shaping of services and social benefits effect living conditions? What is the nature of the interplay among stake-holders who participate in the formulation of welfare policy?

News about welfare and living conditions

Cooperation for better inclusion and welfare services

Thursday, 25 June 2020

This article by Anne Inga Hilsen and Tonny Kværne explores how to promote inter-professional collaboration between health professionals and welfare professionals in a project organisation (the Inter-professional collaboration project IPC-project) aimed at work life inclusion for people with reduced work ability.

Through a participative research design (action research) centred on a series of three workshops during a 6-month period, the project members explored how they could improve their practice and better support the users of the services.        The article is based on a Master thesis at the University of South-Eastern Norway.

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.