At Fafo a group of researchers are working on pensions and benefits, including retirement and disability pension from the National Insurance, occupational pensions and contractual early retirement pension (AFP).
We are interested in both prevalence and use of different retirement schemes (retirement behaviour) and the schemes’ distributional impact. In addition, we focus on the formulation and organization of the different parts of the pension system and the interplay between them. We are especially interested in the different retirement and occupational pensions, and also the roles of the social partners.
The main goals of our research are:
• To describe and analyze changes in the Norwegian pension system and furthermore to explain what happens and why?
• To survey the use of different early retirement pensions and to explain variation over time and between groups
• To estimate costs and distributional consequences of different pension models and their components
• To compare and explain differences in retirement systems between different countries, including the causes behind changes and reforms
Our research is very empirical. Our conclusions are derived from data from interviews and surveys targeting employees, employers and actors within politics, administration and labor. In addition we use data from public registries to map and explain differences in benefit and retirement behavior, and as a means to measure the impact of policy changes and concrete measures.
We try to conduct comparative research, thus knowledge on retirement systems and reforms in other countries is important.
Tove Midtsundstad og Åsmund HermansenThe Effects of Retention Measures on Retirement Timing—Do Financial Crises Matter?
Anne Skevik Grødem & Jon M. HippeNetworking, lobbying and bargaining for pensions: trade union power in the Norwegian pension reform
Å. Hermansen og T. MidtsundstadThe effect of retaining bonuses on delaying early retirement – financial incentives revisited
Pedersen, A. W., Hippe, J. M., Grødem, A. S. & Sørensen, O. B.Trade unions and the politics of occupational pensions in Denmark and Norway
Grødem, A.S., Hagelund, A., Hippe, J.M. and Trampusch, CBeyond coverage: the politics of occupational pensions and the role of trade unions
Jon M. Hippe, Pål Lillevold og Hans Gunnar VøienAlle skal med? En analyse av frafall i AFP-ordningen
Jon M. Hippe og Sven Iver SteenFør tariffoppgjøret 2016: Adgangen til å opprette (brede) felles tjenestepensjonsordninger
T. Midtsundstad, R. A. Nielsen and Å. HermansenTilrettelegging og seniortiltak – påvirker det kommuneansattes sykefravær og tidligpensjonering?
T. Midtsundstad, Å. Hermansen and R. A. NielsenEffects of companies’ initiatives to reduce early retirement among older workers.
T. Midtsundstad & Å. HermansenThe effects of retention measures on retirement timing – do financial crises matter?
Midtsundstad, T. & Hermansen, Å.The effect of retaining measures on retirement timing —does it depend on company’s possibility to adjust the work environment
Åsmund hermansen og Tove MidtsundstadThe effect of retaining measures on retirement timing — depending on occupation, level of education and income group.
T. Midtsundstad og H. BogenIncreased use of financial incentives in Nordic labour markets and welfare policy.
E. Dahl and T. MidtsundstadEarly retirement in Norway: Expulsion or attraction? Results from a national survey.
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
Emil Cappelen Bjøru, Johann Despriee, Jon M. Hippe, Thore Johnsen, Pål Lillevold og Rolf RøtnesØkonomiske effekter av strengere kapitalkrav til pensjonskasser
Magne Bråthen og Frøydis BakkenArbeid eller pensjon?
A. Gleinsvik, C. Holter og T. MidtsundstadKommunenes pensjonskostnader - virkninger av endringer i markedsstruktur
K. Francke, H. Nordvik, J.M. Hippe, A. Gleinsvik og T. MidtsundstadEn fakta- og kunnskapsplattform for KLPs valg av egenkapitalmodell