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Katharina Herlofson

Katharina Herlofson


Katharina Herlofson is a senior researcher at the department of Ageing Research and Housing Studies, Norwegian Social Research (NOVA). Her research interests include gender and intergenerational relationships in a comparative perspective and older workers and retirement. She has participated in EU-funded international research projects (OASIS, Multilinks), and is a co-investigator for the Norwegian Life Course, Ageing and Generation Study (NorLAG).

Fields of study

Academic disciplines


Subject areas

Aging   Life-evolvement   Old people   Informal care   Intergenerational relationships   Grandparenthood

Research projects

Scientific publications

Herlofson, Katharina; Hellevik, Tale; Daatland, Svein Olav (2021). Intergenerational family relationships in Norway. Albert, Isabelle; Emirhafizovic, Mirza; Shpigelman, Carmit-Noa; Trummer, Ursula (Ed.). Families and family values in society and culture. kap. 17. p. 309-328. Information Age Publishing.

Vangen, Hanna; Hellevik, Tale; Herlofson, Katharina (2021). Associations between paid and unpaid work among Norwegian seniors: competition, complementarity or continuity?. European Journal of Ageing .

Veenstra, Marijke; Herlofson, Katharina; Aartsen, Marja; Hansen, Thomas; Hellevik, Tale; Henriksen, Gry; Løset, Gøril Kvamme; Vangen, Hanna (2021). Cohort Profile: The Norwegian Life Course, Ageing and Generation Study (NorLAG). International Journal of Epidemiology . Vol. 50.

Hellevik, Tale; Herlofson, Katharina (2020). 67+ and still working. The importance of earlier job situation and retirement plans for extended careers. Nordisk välfärdsforskning | Nordic Welfare Research . Vol. 5.

Herlofson, Katharina; Hellevik, Tale (2019). Eldre i arbeidslivet – slitenhet og yrkesavgang. Søkelys på arbeidslivet . Vol. 36.

Herlofson, Katharina; Brandt, Martina (2019). Helping older parents in Europe: the importance of grandparenthood, gender and care regime. European Societies . Vol. 22.

Herlofson, Katharina; Daatland, Svein Olav; Veenstra, Marijke (2019). Generasjoner imellom. Holdninger til familiens ansvar øst og vest i Europa. Nordisk Østforum . Vol. 33.

Herlofson, Katharina (2015). Lengre liv, nye hjelpemønstre i familien?. Sosiologi i dag . Vol. 45.

Herlofson, Katharina; Ugreninov, Elisabeth (2014). Er omsorgsfulle fedre omsorgsfulle sønner? Likestilling hjemme og hjelp til eldre foreldre. Tidsskrift for samfunnsforskning . Vol. 55.

Herlofson, Katharina (2013). How gender and generation matter: examples from research on divorced parents and adult children. Families, Relationships and Societies . Vol. 2.

Slagsvold, Britt; Veenstra, Marijke; Hagestad, Gunhild; Hansen, Thomas; Herlofson, Katharina; Koløen, Kristine; Solem, Per Erik; Daatland, Svein Olav (2012). Life-course, ageing and generations in Norway: The NorLAG study. Norsk Epidemiologi . Vol. 22.

Daatland, Svein Olav; Veenstra, Marijke; Herlofson, Katharina (2012). Age and intergenerational attitudes in the family and the welfare state. Advances in Life Course Research . Vol. 17.

Daatland, Svein Olav; Herlofson, Katharina (2012). Les normes de responsabilité familiale dans les pays européens: contrastes et similarités. Retraite et société.

Daatland, Svein Olav; Veenstra, Marijke; Herlofson, Katharina (2012). Egeninteresse eller altruisme? Alder og holdninger til familien og velferdsstaten. Tidsskrift for velferdsforskning . Vol. 15.

Herlofson, Katharina; Hagestad, Gunhild (2012). Transformations in the role of grandparents across welfare states. Arber, Sara; Timonen, Virpi (Ed.). Contemporary grandparenting Changing family relationships in global contexts. kap. 2. p. 27-49. Policy Press.

Daatland, Svein Olav; Herlofson, Katharina; Lima, Ivar Andreas Åsland (2011). Balancing generations: on the strength and character of family norms in the West and East of Europe. Ageing & Society . Vol. 31.

Sundström, Gert; Herlofson, Katharina; Daatland, Svein Olav; Boll Hansen, Eigil; Johansson, Lennarth; Malmberg, Bo; González, Maria Dolores Puga; Tortosa, María Ángeles (2011). Diversification of old-age care services for older people: Trade-offs between coverage, diversification and targeting in European countries. Journal of Care Services Management . Vol. 5.

Herlofson, Katharina; Hagestad, Gunhild O (2011). Challenges in moving from macro to micro: Population and family structures in ageing societies. Demographic Research . Vol. 25.

Hagestad, Gunhild O; Herlofson, Katharina (2010). Aldring. Frønes, Ivar; Kjølsrød, Lise (Ed.). Det norske samfunn. Kapittel. p. 414-434. Gyldendal Akademisk.

Hagestad, Gunhild; Herlofson, Katharina (2007). Micro and macro perspectives on intergenerational relations and transfers in Europe. Report from United Nations Expert Group Meeting on Social and Economic Implications of changing Population Age Structures. 15. p. 339-358. United Nations University Press.

Katz, Ruth; Daatland, Svein Olav; Lowenstein, Ariela; Herlofson, Katharina; Bazo, Maria T.; Ancizu Garcia, Iciar (2003). Family norms and preferences in intergenerational relations: A comparative perspective. Bengtson, Vern L.; Lowenstein, Ariela (Ed.). Global aging and challenges to families. 15. p. 305-326.

Daatland, Svein Olav; Herlofson, Katharina (2003). “Lost solidarity” or “changed solidarity”: a comparative European view of normative family solidarity. Ageing & Society . Vol. 23.

Daatland, Svein Olav; Herlofson, Katharina; Motel-Klingebiel, Andreas (2002). Methoden und Perspektiven international vergleichender Altersforschung. Motel-Klingebiel, Andreas; Kelle, Udo (Ed.). Perspektiven der empirischen Alter(n)ssoziologie. kapittel. p. 221-248.

These publications are obtained from Cristin. The list may be incomplete