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Welcome to Fafo

Fafo is an independent and multidisciplinary research foundation focusing on social welfare and trade policy, labor and living conditions, public health, migration and integration, and transnational security and development issues. Fafo works within both a domestic Norwegian and larger international context.

Line EldringKristin AlsosEuropean minimum wage – an update

24 November 2014
The topic of statutory minimum wage regulation has gained new relevance in Europe. Most European countries already have schemes for statutory minimum wage, while this has been an alien concept in the Nordic text. In this paper we give an update of the key information in the report «European Minimum Wage: A Nordic Outlook» (2012), and we also take a closer look at the introduction of statutory minimum wage in Germany. The paper is written by Line Eldring and Kristin Alsos. Pil Download the Fafo-paper European Minimum Wage: A Nordic Outlook – an update

Guri TyldumNew project on trafficking of minors in Norway

November 2014
This project will give an overview of the forms of trafficking in minors that take place in Norway, how this exploitation come about and is organized, and the extent to which it takes place. Fafo-researcher Guri Tyldum is head of the project which is a cooperation between Fafo, Norwegian Institute for Social Research and UiO Department of Criminology and Sociology of Law (UiO). Pil Read more about the project

Kristine NergaardNew paper from the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung on trade unions in Norway

November 2014
Fafo-researcher Kristine Nergaard has written this paper published at Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, as a part of an overview of the trade unions in various countries. Pil Download the paper Trade Unions in Norway

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Eurofound European Industrial Relations Observatory. Fafo's contribution to Eiro

European Restructuring Monitor. Fafo reports from Norway

Fafo's Forum on the EU enlargement (Fafo Østforum website in Norwegian)



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