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Jon Horgen Friberg

Research professor

Current projects

Voluntary associations as information providers during Covid-19

The project will assess extraordinary grants to voluntary organizations for information measures for the immigrant population, and discuss the role of civil society in connection with the covid-19 pandemic. Carried out in collaboration between Fafo and the National Institute of Public Health.

Trust among refugees. The impact of welfare state institutions

This project sets out to study how institutional and social trust develops over time among newly arrived refugees in Norway and Denmark. Our focus is on the role of welfare state institutions: How do different institutions, policies and street-level practices influence refugees’ trust in host country institutions?

CILS-NOR: The Children of Immigrants Longitudinal Study in Norway
The Children of Immigrants Longitudinal Study in Norway is a long term research program designed to study social mobility and cultural adaptation among children of immigrants and their majority peers in the capital region of Norway.

Fafo publications

Articles and book chapters

Other publications

Completed projects


Since 2010 Fafo Institute for labour and social research and the Frisch center for economic research has cooperated on a joint research program about labour migration to Norway, funded by the Norwegian ministry of labour. The main purpose of the research programme is to develop better understandings of the factors which influence flows of labour migrants to Norway, the development of wages and working conditions among labour migrants, and how labour migration affects the Norwegian labour market and economy. The research questions will be analyzed from different disciplinary perspectives and using different data sources. Sociologists, economists and lawyers participate in the project, and the empirical analyses are based on linked administrative registers, quantitative surveys and qualitative interview data.

Polsk innvandring til Vest-Europa og Norge

Study on westward labour migration within the enlarged EU/EEA, focusing on Polish migration to western Europe and in particular Norway.