Pensions, welfare and senior employees

At Fafo we study policies targeting older workers, and how such policies affect older workers’ labor market participation and retirement behavior. We apply a wide range of methods and theories, and collaborate with national and international colleagues.


The main goals of our research are:


1. To describe the public attitudes towards the elderly and older workers


2. To describe the prevalence of policies and measures targeting older workers in Norway


3. To describe and analyze differences in attitudes, involvement and use of measures among establishments


4. To contribute to a better basis for policies targeting older workers among establishments and organizations


5. To analyze the effects of the different measures and interventions targeting older workers


6. To compare and explain national differences in involvement around the elderly and differences in employment rates among older workers.


We apply a wide range of data sources and methods, and favor mixed methods. Our expertise covers both qualitative and quantitative approaches. We do case studies, normative process research and action research. We also develop and analyze surveys targeting both employers and employees, and we use registry data and linked survey and register data.


We do causal analyses to measure the effects of changes in regulations, the introduction of special measures or interventions, and analyze older workers’ labor market participation and retirement behaviour.


We try to conduct comparative research, thus knowledge on retirement systems and reforms in other countries is important.


 

Researchers

Researcher
Research professor
Researcher
Tove Midtsundstad og Roy A. Nielsen
Fafo-rapport 2019:27
Anne Inga Hilsen og Roy A. Nielsen
Fafo-rapport 2019:19
Fafo-rapport 2018:40
Fafo-rapport 2018:33
Tove Midtsundstad og Hanne Bogen
Fafo-rapport 2017:30
Tove Midtsundstad, Ingrid Sivesind Mehlum and Anne Inga Hilsen
Fafo-paper 2017:09
Tove Midtsundstad, Roy A. Nielsen og Åsmund Hermansen
Fafo-rapport 2017:18
Fafo-rapport 2017:03
Åsmund Hermansen
Fafo-report 2016:45
Tove Midtsundstad, Hanne Bogen og Åsmund Hermansen
Fafo-rapport 2016:41
Fafo-rapport 2016:22
Roy A. Nielsen og Tove Midtsundstad
Fafo-notat 2016:12
Anne Inga Hilsen
Fafo-rapport 2016:21
Fafo-rapport 2015:49
Anne Inga Hilsen
Fafo-rapport 2015:03
Tove Midtsundstad og Roy A. Nielsen
Fafo-rapport 2014:45
Fafo-rapport 2014:30
Fafo-rapport 2014:35
Tove Midtsundstad og Roy A. Nielsen
Fafo-rapport 2013:12
Hanne Bogen og Anne Inga Hilsen
Fafo-rapport 2013:07
Tove Midtsundstad og Hanne Bogen
Fafo-rapport 2013:04
Tove Midtsundstad, Roy A. Nielsen og Åsmund Hermansen
Fafo-notat 2013:01
Jon M. Hippe, Tove Midtsundstad, Åsmund Arup Seip, Hanne Bogen og Gudmund Hernes
Fafo-rapport 2012:02
Tove Midtsundstad og Hanne Bogen
Fafo-rapport 2011:10
Tove Midtsundstad og Hanne Bogen
Fafo-rapport 2011:08
Tove Midtsundstad og Christer Hyggen
Fafo-notat 2011:05
Fafo-rapport 2009:16
Fafo-rapport 2008:16
Christer Hyggen
Fafo-rapport 2007:39
Fafo-rapport 2007:37
Hanne Bogen og Tove Midtsundstad
Fafo-rapport 2007:28
Dagfinn Hertzberg og Sol Skinnarland
Fafo-rapport 2007:06
Fafo-rapport 2006
Tove Midtsundstad
Fafo-rapport 482
Jon Anders Drøpping, Tove Midtsundstad og Tina Østberg
Fafo-notat 2005:05
Fafo-notat 2003:14
Tove Midtsundstad, Anne Britt Djuve og Jon Anders Drøpping
Fafo-notat 2003:13
Fafo-notat 2002:13
Fafo-notat 2002:12
Fafo-notat 2001:01
Axel West Pedersen
Fafo-rapport 223
Fafo-notat 1997:20
Fafo-notat 1994:02
Mary Visher og Tove Midtsundstad
Fafo-rapport 154
Espen Dahl
Fafo-rapport 150
Anne K. Waldrop
Fafo-rapport 133
Fafo-notat 808

Tove Midtsundstad og Åsmund Hermansen

The Effects of Retention Measures on Retirement Timing—Do Financial Crises Matter?

Frontiers in Sociology

Richard dejardin, Dorothy Sutherland Olsen og Tove Midtsundstad

Active ageing and older learners – skills, employability and continued learning

European Journal of Education

Tove Midtsundstad og Roy A. Nielsen

Lifelong learning and the continued participation of older Norwegian adults in employment

European Journal of Education

Å. Hermansen og T. Midtsundstad

The effect of retaining bonuses on delaying early retirement – financial incentives revisited

Nordic Journal of Working Life Studies

T. Midtsundstad and Roy A. Nielsen

Do workplace intervensions reduce disability rates?

Occupational Medicin

Åsmund Hermansen og Tove Midtsundstad

Retaining older workers - an anlysis of company syrveys from 2005 and 2010

International Journal of Manpower

A. I. Hilsen og T. Midtsundstad

Seniorpolitikk - behov for nytt kart og kompass?

Søkelys på arbeidslivet

T. Midtsundstad, R. A. Nielsen and Å. Hermansen

Tilrettelegging og seniortiltak – påvirker det kommuneansattes sykefravær og tidligpensjonering?

Søkelys på arbeidslivet

R. Ennals & Anne Inga Hilsen

Older workers: a suitable case for circles?

AI & Society

Anne Inga Hilsen and Robert Salomon

Retirement – Not Necessarily a Farewell to Work Life

Sociologia del lavoro

T. Midtsundstad, Å. Hermansen and R. A. Nielsen

Effects of companies’ initiatives to reduce early retirement among older workers.

Nordic Journal of Working Life Studies

T. Midtsundstad

Går vi av tidlig for å pleie mor?

Søkelys på arbeidslivet

T. Midtsundstad

Virksomheten som sosialpolitisk aktør

Tidsskift for Velferdsforskning

Anne Inga Hilsen og Anna Hagen Tønder

Hvordan beholde, utvikle og overføre kompetanse?

T. Midtsundstad

Arbeidsmiljøet avgjør

LO Aktuelt

T. Midtsundstad

Flere syke og ledige

T. Midtsundstad

AFP hjelper de svakeste

T. Midtsundstad

En betydelig seniorutfordring i staten

SSPs nyhetsbrev

T. Midtsundstad

Inkluderende arbeidsliv på dansk

SSPs nyhetsbrev

T. Midtsundstad

Arbeidslivet - inkluderende og ekskluderende på samme tid

Orienterer (Aspekter fra 2010)

J.A. Drøpping & T. Midtsundstad

IA-avtalen: Fortsatt lite kunnskap om tiltakenes effekter

Arbeidsmiljø

J.A. Drøpping & T. Midtsundstad

IA-avtalen: Utfordringer i det videre arbeidet

BRIS Rehabiliteringsmagasinet

J.A. Drøpping & T. Midtsundstad

IA-avtalen: Har inspirert til forebyggende arbeid

BRIS Rehabiliteringsmagasinet

T. Midtsundstad

Sammensatte årsaker til tidligpensjonering

SSPs Nyhetsbrev 45+

Tove Midtsundstad

Alder ingen hindring?

Nielsen, R. A. & Midtsundstad, T.

Labour market mobility among older workers in Norway

Nielsen, R. A. & Midtsundstad, T.

Labour market mobility among older workers in Norway

Poulson, O.M., Fridriksson, J.F., Tomasson, K., Midtsundstad, T.I., Mehlum, I.S., Hilsen, A.I., Nilsson, K., Albin, M..

Working environment and work retention

TemaNord

M. Tofteng, T.Midtsundstad og Roger Bjørnstad

Sammendrag (s. 4-8)

M. Tofteng, T.Midtsundstad og Roger Bjørnstad

Sammendragsnotat

T. Midtsundstad and A. I. Hilsen

National Report Norway

A.I.Hilsen, T. Midtsundstad og T. Å. Langvik

Utredning om seniorer og omstilling

Åsmund Hermansen

Retaining Older Workers

Project manager: Tove Midtsundstad
End of project: 2020
Current projects

Project manager: Tove Midtsundstad
End of project: 2020
Current projects

Project manager: Tove Midtsundstad
End of project: 2020
Current projects

Project manager: Tove Midtsundstad
End of project: 2020
Current projects

Project manager: Tove Midtsundstad
End of project: 2018
Completed projects

Project manager: Anne Inga Hilsen
End of project: 2018
Completed projects

Project manager: Anne Inga Hilsen
End of project: 2018
Completed projects

Project manager: Tove Midtsundstad
End of project: 2018
Completed projects

Project manager: Tove Midtsundstad
End of project: 2017
Completed projects

Project manager: Anne Inga Hilsen
End of project: 2018
Completed projects

Project manager: Tove Midtsundstad
End of project: 2016
Completed projects

Project manager: Anne Inga Hilsen
End of project: 2019
Completed projects

Project manager: Anne Inga Hilsen
End of project: 2017
Completed projects

Project manager: Tove Midtsundstad
End of project: 2018
Completed projects

Project manager: Tove Midtsundstad
End of project: 2014
Completed projects

Project manager: Tove Midtsundstad
End of project: 2013
Completed projects

Project manager: Tove Midtsundstad
End of project: 2014
Completed projects
Jon M. Hippe
End of project: 2012
Completed projects

Project manager: Tove Midtsundstad
End of project: 2011
Completed projects

Project manager: Tove Midtsundstad
End of project: 2011
Completed projects

Project manager: Tove Midtsundstad
End of project: 2015
Completed projects

Project manager: Tove Midtsundstad
End of project: 2013
Completed projects

Project manager: Tove Midtsundstad
End of project: 2011
Completed projects

Project manager: Tove Midtsundstad
End of project: 2011
Completed projects

Project manager: Tove Midtsundstad
End of project: 2007
Completed projects

Project manager: Tove Midtsundstad
End of project: 2007
Completed projects

Project manager: Tove Midtsundstad
End of project: 2006
Completed projects

Project manager: Tove Midtsundstad
End of project: 2007
Completed projects