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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. She has participated in EU-funded international research projects (OASIS, Multilinks), and is a co-investigator for the Norwegian Life Course, Ageing and Generation Panel Study (NorLAG).

Fields of study

Academic disciplines


Subject areas

Aging   Life-evolvement   Old people   Informal care   Intergenerational relationships   Grandparenthood

Research projects

  • 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 6,000 men and women aged 49 years and older.

  • ExitAge

    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.

  • 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+).

Scientific publications

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: The Official Journal of the European Sociological Association .

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.

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