The Norwegian welfare system is amongst the most generous in the world. Norway has been fortunate in its economic stability, which maintains the level of welfare services. However, demographic changes are developing in Norway. The population is becoming older, and it has become an attractive country for migrants, especially coming from EU countries in Eastern Europe.
This PhD project evaluates these demographic changes and their effect on welfare services through system dynamics models. The Norwegian welfare state includes many different sectors, and the modeling focus in this project is on welfare services that are of the highest cost to the state and are very politically relevant, including: the pension system, the work leave support system, the unemployment support system and the child support system. These services are each sub-systems in the larger welfare system of Norway, and cumulatively they represent a significant portion of Norwegian social spending.
- 2018. The dynamics of human-environment interactions in the collapse of the Classic Maya. Ecological Economics. 146: 312-324. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolecon.2017.11.007
- 2017. Beyond Proximity: Consequentialist Ethics and System Dynamics. Etikk i praksis. 1: 89-105. doi: 10.5324/eip.v11i1.1978
- 2017. Morten Knudsen and Werner Vogd (eds.): Systems Theory and the Sociology of Health and Illness: Observing Healthcare. Czech Sociological Review.
- 2017. Structural Disadvantage: Evidence of Gender Disparities in the Norwegian Pension System. Social Sciences. 6. 15 sider. doi: 10.3390/socsci6010022
- 2017. Models with Men and Women: Representing Gender in Dynamic Modeling of Social Systems. Science and Engineering Ethics. 21 sider. doi: 10.1007/s11948-017-9923-1
- 2017. Systems Engineering Applied to Evaluate Social Systems. Analyzing systemic challenges to the Norwegian welfare state. Universitetet i Bergen.
- 2013. Developing and Integrating Life Cycle Management Methods in Project Management Systems Case: Faveo Prosjektledelse AS. Department of Industrial Economics and Technology Management NTNU, Trondheim, Norway. 66 sider.