Mi Ah Schoyen is Senior Researcher at NOVA Norwegian Social Research. She holds a PhD in political and social sciences from the European University Institute and works mainly in the field of comparative welfare state research. Her interests include the welfare mix, the politics and social consequences of welfare state reforms, intergenerational solidarity and the interplay between climate and social policy. She has published on topics such as the Nordic welfare state model, the eco-social agenda in Europe and cross-national comparisons of consequences of early job insecurity. She has experience from several large collaborative international research projects. Orcid id: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4851-9920.
Fields of study
Social sciences Political science and organisational theory
Welfare state Life-evolvement Comparative social policy Nordic welfare states Intergenerational relations Climate change and welfare state sustainability Public policy Welfare mix Job insecurity in Europe Social protection systems
EUROSHIP – Closing Gaps in Social Citizenship. New Tools to Foster Social Resilience in Europe
The overall aim of the EUROSHIP project is to provide an original and gender-sensitive assessment of the current gaps in social protection across Europe.
Healthcare Access in Rural Border Regions. Realizing Patient Rights Across European Borders (HARBOR)
The overall aim of the HARBOR project is to develop an integrated approach of cross-border interactions and access to health care in European border regions, and to rethink healthcare planning across border regions.
Making Persons with Disabilities Full Citizens (DISCIT)
DISCIT aims to produce new knowledge enabling Member States, affiliated European countries and the European Union to achieve full and effective participation of persons with disabilities in society and economy.
Negotiating Early Job Insecurity and Labour Market Exclusion in Europe (NEGOTIATE)
NEGOTIATE is a research project examining the long- and short-term consequences of job insecurity and labour market exclusion of young people.
Sustainable European Welfare Societies: Assessing Linkages between Social and Environmental Policy
How can researchers and policymakers approach issues of welfare state and environmental sustainability in mutually supportive ways across policy fields?
Sustainable Societies in the 21st Century: From Welfare States to Eco-social States (WEST)
The WEST project examines what we call the ecological dilemma of the Norwegian welfare state.
Publications and research
Takle, Marianne; Vedeler, Janikke Solstad; Schoyen, Mi Ah; Bøhler, Kjetil Klette; Falch-Eriksen, Asgeir
Citizenship and Social Exclusion at the Margins of the Welfare State.
Schøyen, Mi Ah; Takle, Marianne (2022). The Norwegian sustainability paradox: leader abroad, laggard at home. Towards Sustainable Welfare States in Europe. Social Policy and Climate Change. p. 153-174. Edward Elgar Publishing.
Schøyen, Mi Ah; Koch, Max; Takle, Marianne (2022). Partially institutionalized eco-social policymaking in Germany. Towards Sustainable Welfare States in Europe. Social Policy and Climate Change. p. 109-130. Edward Elgar Publishing.
Bridgen, Paul; Schøyen, Mi Ah (2022). 21 Sustainability. Greve, Bent (Ed.). De Gruyter Handbook of contemporary welfare states. p. 359-374. Walter de Gruyter (De Gruyter).
Hvinden, Bjørn; Leiren, Merethe Dotterud; Schoyen, Mi Ah (2022). Sustainable European welfare states: the way forward. Towards Sustainable Welfare States in Europe. Social Policy and Climate Change. 11. p. 241-267. Edward Elgar Publishing.
Hvinden, Bjørn; Schoyen, Mi Ah; Leiren, Merethe Dotterud (2022). Towards sustainable development and sustainable welfare: a changing international agenda. Towards Sustainable Welfare States in Europe. Social Policy and Climate Change. 2. p. 28-51. Edward Elgar Publishing.
Schoyen, Mi Ah; Hvinden, Bjørn; Leiren, Merethe Dotterud (2022). Welfare state sustainability in the 21st century. Towards Sustainable Welfare States in Europe. Social Policy and Climate Change. 1. p. 2-27. Edward Elgar Publishing.
Schoyen, Mi Ah; Hvinden, Bjørn; Leiren, Merethe Dotterud (2022). Towards Sustainable Welfare States in Europe. Social Policy and Climate Change. ISBN: 9781839104633. 296 p. Edward Elgar Publishing.
Hvinden, Bjørn; Schoyen, Mi Ah (2022). Social policy research and climate change. Nelson, Kenneth; Nieuwenhuis, Rense; Yerkes, Mara A. (Ed.). Social Policy in Changing European Societies. Research Agendas for the 21st Century. Chapter 15. p. 236-250. Edward Elgar Publishing.
Rakar, Tatjana; Chung, Heejung; Zimmermann, Katharina; Schoyen, Mi Ah; Hrast, Masa Filipovic (2022). What and whom are family policies for? Unpacking the meaning of citizens' support for family policy across Europe. Journal of International and Comparative Social Policy . Vol. 38.
Halvorsen, Rune; Ciani, Federico; Schoyen, Mi Ah; Hvinden, Bjørn; Arciprete, Catarina; Biggeri, Mario (2022). Analysing gaps in European social citizenship. The interaction of capabilities, active agency and social resilience. 63 p. DOI: 10.6084/m9.figshare.19636188
Finnvold, Jon Erik; Seland, Idunn; Tveito, Siri Berg; Schoyen, Mi Ah; Aarset, Monica Five
Familiens betydning. Kunnskapsoversikt om hverdagsliv, omsorg, samlivsbrudd og familiestøttende tiltak.
Schøyen, Mi Ah (2011). The Pension Dilemma in Italy, Germany and Sweden. A Common Challenge, Different Outcomes.
Schoyen, Mi Ah (2023). Towards sustainable welfare states in Europe. Workshop 'The political economy of the green transition. Between eco-social policies and sustainable welfare state'. Fondazione Giacomo Feltrinelli and ENI.
Halvorsen, Rune; Schoyen, Mi Ah
Closing gaps in social rights and social citizenship in Europe.
Hvinden, Bjørn; Schoyen, Mi Ah; Leiren, Merethe Dotterud (2022). Social democratic welfare states on the road to a green transition: Do they have anything to learn from the European Green Deal?. ISA RC19 Annual Meeting. Lithiuanian Centre for Social Sciences.
Schoyen, Mi Ah; Hansen, Helle Cathrine; Halvorsen, Rune (2022). Active inclusion of young social assistance recipients. Peer review - Social Protection Committee, European Commission. DG Employment and Social Affairs, European Commission.
Schøyen, Mi Ah; Halvorsen, Rune (2022). Rundbordssamtale om digitalt utenforskap i Norge – utfordringer for offentlig tjenester. Rundbordssamtale om digitalt utenforskap i Norge – utfordringer for offentlig tjenester. EUROSHIP.
Halvorsen, Rune; Schøyen, Mi Ah (2022). EUROSHIP European Stakeholder Committee Meeting. EUROSHIP European Stakeholder Committee Meeting. EUROSHIP.
Hansen, Helle Cathrine; Schoyen, Mi Ah; Halvorsen, Rune (2022). Norwegian active inclusion policies for young adults receiving social assistance. Peer review - Social Protection Committee, European Commission. DG Employment and Social Affairs, European Commission.
Halvorsen, Rune; Schøyen, Mi Ah (2022). EUROSHIP Social Indicator Workshop. EUROSHIP Social Indicator Workshop. EUROSHIP.
Schoyen, Mi Ah (2022). Utfordringer og muligheter ved digitalisering av velferdsstaten. Rundbordssamtale. Forskningsprosjektet EUROSHIP og forskningssenteret CEDIC.
Schoyen, Mi Ah (2022). Digitalisering av den norske velferdsstaten Et digitalt samfunn for alle?. Trygdeforskningsseminaret 2022. Frischsenteret og Arbeids- og velferdsdirektoratet.