We study lifelong learning with an emphasis on vocational skills and work-based learning. We are interested in skill formation systems and institutional conditions for learning.
The term lifelong learning encompasses learning in different venues for all age groups and includes formal, informal and non-formal learning. Lifelong learning has been an important research area at Fafo since the 1990s. We have focused on vocational training and work-based learning, but our research also includes kindergarten learning and adult participation in the formal education system. We study cooperation between education and labour market institutions and we are interested in the impact of different skill formation systems and training institutions on labour market participation and mobility. Our research is funded by trade unions and employers’ associations, education authorities and the Norwegian Research Council. Fafo has also participated in several projects funded by the EU Framework Programmes.
Bernt Bratsberg, Torgeir Nyen & Oddbjørn RaaumEconomic returns to adult vocational qualifications
Tove MidtsundstadA review of the research literature on adult learning and employability
Tove Midtsundstad & Roy A. NielsenLifelong learning and the continued participation of older Norwegian adults in employment
Richard dejardin, Dorothy Sutherland Olsen og Tove MidtsundstadActive ageing and older learners – skills, employability and continued learning
Bernt Bratsberg, Torgeir Nyen & Oddbjørn RaaumAdult Vocational Qualifications Reduce the Social Gradient in Education
Anna Hagen Tønder & Tove Mogstad AspøyWhen Work Comes First: Young Adults in Vocational Education and Training in Norway
Svalund, J., G. B. Casinowsky, Dølvik, J. E. Håkansson, K,Jarvensivu, A., Kervinen, H., Møberg, R. J., Piirainen, T.Stress testing the Nordic models: Manufacturing labour adjustments during crisis