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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.

Nerina Weiss
New book chapter: The power of dead bodies

September 2014
Fafo-researcher Nerina Weiss has written a chapter in the book Histories of Victimhood (Jensen and Ronsbo, eds). The book comprises twelve essays that trace histories of victimhood in different countries. In her chapter, The power of dead bodies, Weiss shows the political significance of victimhood among Kurdish activists in eastern Turkey. Pil Read more at Penn Press

Sissel TrygstadNew: International handbook an whistleblowing research

September 2014
Fafo research director Sissel Trygstad has together with Marit Skivenes (University of Bergen) contributed to a new handbook on whistleblowing. The book offers a thorough and thoughtful examination of current approaches to research regarding whistleblowing, and it casts new light on many topics crucial to the success or failure of whistleblower laws. Trygstad and Skivenes' chapter 5 is called "Organisational wrongdoing – Definitions and contextual factors". Pil Order the book from Edward Elgar

Jon Pedersen
New articles on methods to assess sex ratios and child mortality

September 2014
Fafo research director Jon Pedersen is a member of the UN Inter-Agency Group for Child Mortality Estimation. Together with members of the group he has published an article in Lancet Global Health on methods to assess sex ratios and child mortality. This very rich set of estimates of measures of excess female mortality (infant and child) are meant to provide policy makers and public health practitioners at the country, regional, and global level with both starting points and targets to strive towards as they aim to avert all preventable child deaths and eradicate sex disparities. The group has also published an overview of updates in child mortality estimation methods, at PLOS ONE. Pil Download the Lancet article National, regional, and global sex ratios of infant, child, and under-5 mortality and identification of countries with outlying ratios: a systematic assessment Pil Download the PLOS ONE article Child Mortality Estimation 2013

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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)

Labourstart Online news service for trade unions, Norwegian Labourstart run by Fafo


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