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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.

Jon Erik DølvikNew book: European social models from crisis to crisis

December 2014
This book provides a unique overview of social model developments in key European countries over the past 25 years. The analysis are challenging the dominant view that the social models caused unemployment by impairing labor markets' efficiency in the name of equity. One of the conclusions is that the social models' employment and distributive effects are far outweighed by their macroeconomic environment, especially in the Eurozone. It is edited by senior researcher at Fafo Jon Erik Dølvik together with Andrew Martin (Harvard Center for European Studies), and published by Oxford University Press. Pil Read more and order the book here

Kristine NergaardNew article: Lock-in patterns among employees: A Nordic comparison

December 2014
Fafo-researcher Kristine Nergaard has together with Bengt Furåker (University of Gothenburg) and Antti Saloniemi (University of Tampere) published a new article in International Journal of Comparative Labour Law and Industrial Relations, 30(4). Using survey data collected in 2010-2011, the article examines patterns of lock-in among employees in the Finnish, Norwegian and Swedish labour markets. Pil Abstract

Paul Marginson will work at Fafo

December 2014
Emeritus Professor of Industrial Relations at University of Warwick, Paul Marginson, will work at Fafo from 1st of January 2015 to assist Fafo to develop our comparative research in an Nordic-European context. Marginson's research areas are the implications of European integration for industrial relations at both national and supranational levels; European Works Councils; and employment practice in multinational companies. Pil More about Paul Marginson

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Other web-sites:

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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