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.
Tove Midtsundstad og Åsmund HermansenThe Effects of Retention Measures on Retirement Timing—Do Financial Crises Matter?
Richard dejardin, Dorothy Sutherland Olsen og Tove MidtsundstadActive ageing and older learners – skills, employability and continued learning
Tove Midtsundstad og Roy A. NielsenLifelong learning and the continued participation of older Norwegian adults in employment
Å. Hermansen og T. MidtsundstadThe effect of retaining bonuses on delaying early retirement – financial incentives revisited
Åsmund Hermansen og Tove MidtsundstadRetaining older workers - an anlysis of company syrveys from 2005 and 2010
Tove Midtsundstad og Roy A. NielsenDo work-place initiated measures reduce sickness absence? Preventive measures and sickness absence among older workers in Norway
Tove Midtsundstad og Hanne BogenActive ageing policies between individual needs and collective goods. A study of active ageing policies and practices in Norway
T. Midtsundstad, Å. Hermansen and R. A. NielsenEffects of companies’ initiatives to reduce early retirement among older workers.
T. Midtsundstad, R. A. Nielsen and Å. HermansenTilrettelegging og seniortiltak – påvirker det kommuneansattes sykefravær og tidligpensjonering?
T. Midtsundstad og H. BogenSeniorpolitikk – behov for justering? Analyse av praksis i seks foregangskommuner
T. Midtsundstad and H. BogenHow the Worker Collective may Moderate Active Ageing Policy and its Outcomes
R.A. Nielsen & T. MidtsundstadMobility patterns among workers aged 50+ How many and who change occupation?
T. Midtsundstad og R.A. NielsenLifelong learning and the continued participation of older Norwegian adults in employment
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
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.
Å. Hermansen & T. MidtsundstadPrivate sector establishments offering older employees the possibility of opting for phased retirement – who are they?
T. Midtsundstad og H. BogenIncreased use of financial incentives in Nordic labour markets and welfare policy.
J.A. Drøpping og T. MidtsundstadArbeidsgivere som sosialpolitiske aktører - et mer inkluderende arbeidsliv?
E. Dahl and T. MidtsundstadEarly retirement in Norway: Expulsion or attraction? Results from a national survey.
Tove Midtsundstad & A.I. HilsenEngagement - including the elderly's participation in work and working life
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
A.I. Hilsen og M. ToftengVirksomheter verdsetter seniorer, men søker også ny kompetanse og aldersmangfold