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Willy Pedersen

Willy Pedersen

Fields of study

Academic disciplines


Subject areas

Gender   Adolescence   Quality of Life   Qualitative methods   Cultural Analysis   Popular Culture   Addiction   Alcohol





Research groups

Research projects

  • Adolescents in Oslo in the Time of the COVID-19 Pandemic

    The aim of the study was to map young people’s everyday life and quality of life, and how they experience the COVID-19 pandemic while they were still subject to strict restrictions.

  • Young in Norway

    Young in Norway is Norway's first major longitudinal study of youth. It follows people from adolescence to adulthood. The last data collection was carried out in autumn 2020 and spring 2021.

Scientific publications

Hart, Rannveig Kaldager; Pedersen, Willy; Skardhamar, Torbjørn (2022). Blowing in the wind? Testing the effect of weather on the spatial distribution of crime using Generalized Additive Models. 13 p. Crime Science . Vol. 11.

Enstad, Frøydis; Pedersen, Willy; von Soest, Tilmann (2022). Adolescent and young adult drunkenness and future educational attainment and labour market integration: A population-based longitudinal study. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs . Vol. 84.

Pedersen, Willy (2022). Rus, ritualer og ruspolitikk. Frønes, Ivar; Kjølsrød, Lise (Ed.). Det norske samfunn - Bind 3. Kapittel 41. p. 176-196. Gyldendal Akademisk.

Berger, Eirik Jerven; Pedersen, Willy; Sandberg, Sveinung (2022). Pathways to Drug Dealing in the Middle and Upper Classes: Early Marginalization, Relative Disadvantage and Countercultural Opposition. 17 p. British Journal of Criminology .

Pedersen, Willy; Mastekaasa, Arne; von Soest, Tilmann (2022). Cannabis and Tobacco Use Among Young People and Labor Market Outcomes in Midlife: A 23-Year Population-Based Longitudinal Study. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs . Vol. 83.

Pedersen, Willy; Holst, Cathrine; Fjell, Live Kjos (2021). Warriors against the ‘War on Drugs’: Lay experts in Norwegian drug policy. Current Sociology .

Røgeberg, Ole; Pedersen, Willy (2021). Help-seeking behaviour among illegal substance users. Tidsskrift for Den norske legeforening .

Pedersen, Willy; Bakken, Anders; Stefansen, Kari; von Soest, Tilmann (2021). Sexual victimization in the digital age: A population-based study of physical and image-based sexual abuse among adolescents. 12 p. Archives of Sexual Behavior .

Pedersen, Willy; Moffitt, Terrie; von Soest, Tilmann (2021). Privileged background protects against drug charges: A long-term population-based longitudinal study  . 7 p. International journal of drug policy . Vol. 100.

Pedersen, Willy; Slagstad, Ketil; von Soest, Tilmann (2021). Nye seksualiteter, nye kjønn?. Ødegård, Guro; Pedersen, Willy (Ed.). UNGDOMMEN. Kapittel 13. p. 295-315. Cappelen Damm Akademisk.

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