High levels of absenteeism in Norwegian schools
Fafo will produce a knowledge overview of high absenteeism from school. The overview will say something about the causes of high absenteeism, the prevalence of absenteeism and changes over time, and about measures that work when it comes to reducing absenteeism.
Comparing Labour Market Enforcement systems across countries

The aim of the project is to extend the understanding of what a more effective UK labour market enforcement system might look like by learning from other countries’ labour market enforcement landscapes and outcomes (both the good and the bad). This will be done by comparing different national systems.

Role of the Labour Inspectorate

This projcet will, firstly, focus on the role of and activities in the national Labour Inspectorate, secondly, we address the activities of internal and external preventive services that support compliance and promote OSH, and finally we describe the interaction between these two

Wage inequality over time in the central government sector

The project aims to analyze wage inequality in the government sector (part of the public sector) and to identify the contributions from (a) differences in firm-specific wage-premia and (b) wage differences among colleagues within a firm.

Who are in need of emergency aid from NGOs?

In recent months, voluntary organizations have experienced an increase in the number of people seeking help to fulfil basic needs. In this project, we will examine the development in the use of the Salvation Army's food distribution in three Norwegian cities. Through registrations, interviews with those who distribute food and interviews with those lining up to receive food, we will explore how the situation has changed regarding how many people seek such emergency help, as well as what characterizes those who receive support.

Use of temps and temp agencies in the health and care sector

Describes scope, costs, reasons and effects of various forms of temporary employment in the municipal health and care services and in the specialist health service.

OGT Oil and gas transitions

OGT aims to generate evidence and co-produced pathways for policy action to accelerate oil and gas transitions in the UK, Denmark and Norway.

Digital Labor Platforms and Women's work in Nigeria, Kenya, Uganda og India

The project aims to explore the opportunities and challenges faced by women in accessing work on digital labour platforms in select developing countries (Nigeria, Kenya, Uganda and India) where these platforms are gaining prominence as a strategy for economic development and providing income opportunities.

Career guidance for newly arrived refugees and immigrants

According to the new Integration Act, refugees and immigrants have the right and/or obligation to carry out career guidance when they arrive in Norway. In this project, we examine how the offer of career guidance is organised, what strengths and weaknesses exist in the current models and how the offer can be further developed so that it best meets the needs of newly arrived refugees and immigrants.

Regional tripartite cooperation on vocational education and training

The research project examines the role of tripartite cooperation on vocational education and training (VET) at the regional level in Norway, with special emphasis on "yrkesopplæringsnemnda", the peak cooperative organ in each county.

Increasing capacity of Trade Unions in the Czech Republic

The aim of the project is to contribute to improved social dialogue and tripartite cooperation in the Czech Republic. Fafo's role in the project will be to contribute with experience from how Norwegian trade unions adapt to new challenges and how they work to recruit new members.

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