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
ACCESS Life Course Database: Upgrade and Expansion
Through the ACCESS Upgrade infrastructure, researchers and students will gain access to updated and upgraded longitudinal life course data for more than 11,000 men and women born between 1922 and 1966.
Active Ageing – Pathways and Outcomes (AgePaths)
This project investigates pathways and outcomes of active ageing in three domains and their interactions: the labor market, civil society, and the family.
The objective of the project is to increase the knowledge about the oldest workers and their experiences, as well as how companies handle work exit and the change in mandatory retirement age.
Inequalities in Ageing Well and the Significance of Transitions in Later Life (TRILL)
TRILL addresses the impact of later life transitions on opportunities for ageing well.
Shades of Grey: Negotiating Age Norms, Class and Gender in the time of Pension Reform
How employers and employees maneuver under the new circumstances in The Norwegian pension reform.
The Norwegian Life Course, Ageing and Generation Study (NorLAG)
A multidisciplinary and longitudinal study that includes data on well-being, health, work, care, and family relations in the second half of life (age 40+).
The work-retirement transition
The project aims to investigate characteristics of the work-retirement transition and the factors contributing to when and how the transition takes place.
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 .
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; Ugreninov, Elisabeth
Er omsorgsfulle fedre omsorgsfulle sønner? Likestilling hjemme og hjelp til eldre foreldre.
Tidsskrift for samfunnsforskning
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.
Herlofson, Katharina; Hellevik, Tale; Frøyland, Kjetil; Salomon, Robert H; TERJESEN, Hans Christoffer Aargaard; Solem, Per Erik
Hevet aldersgrense i arbeidslivet – problemer eller nye muligheter?.
Helgesen, Marit Kristine; Herlofson, Katharina
Kommunenes planlegging og tiltak for en aldrende befolkning.
Herlofson, Katharina; Daatland, Svein Olav
Forskning om familiegenerasjoner. En kunnskapsstatus.
Løset, Gøril Kvamme; Herlofson, Katharina
Harmonisering av NorLAG med liknande internasjonale studiar - utfordringar og moglegheiter. ACCESS Working Paper 1/14.
Herlofson, Katharina (2013). Generasjonsbånd. Kvinners og menns familierelasjoner i aldrende samfunn. 172 p. Unipub forlag.
Herlofson, Katharina (2020). Uten besteforeldre stopper Norge!.
Herlofson, Katharina (2020). Besteforeldre utan gyngestol.
Herlofson, Katharina (2020). Én ting fikk Mie (68) til å flytte fra Bergen til Trondheim da hun ble pensjonist.