Faculty of Social Sciences

Welfare, working life and migration

The modern day welfare state is set to face a number of challenges in the future. Important subjects in this field include welfare models, government reforms, health care services, working life, migration and family politics.


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One of the basic challenges to be faced in the near future is the maintenance and development of the Norwegian welfare state. This is challenged by demographic changes, migration, an increase in social and cultural heterogeneity, new challenges relating to health care policy and the globalisation of economics, politics, employment and commerce.

Studies in Norway and abroad of the complex interacting processes which contribute towards the development and change of the welfare state shall provide new knowledge of and insight into the development of the welfare state.

A large share of the research into this area has been carried out in cooperation with the Uni Rokkan Centre and the company Institute for Research in Economics and Business Administration (SNF) at the Norwegian School of Economics. From 2007 to 2013, researchers at the Uni Rokkan Centre and at several Departments in the Faculty coordinated and took part in the major research-based evaluation of the Norwegian Labour and Welfare Administration (NAV).


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