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Centre for Welfare and Labour Research

Centre for Welfare and Labour Research (SVA) is Norway's largest centre for social science research, and is made up of four institutes and two topic specific centres.

Featured research from the SVA institutes

Two nursing home employees wearing face masks and visors.
Elderly care during the pandemic: Norway and Denmark stand out

Norway and Denmark stand out among the European countries. Both countries had few deaths, both among the population as a whole and in elderly care institutions.

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Extending product life yields a greater environmental impact than any other measure

Sustainable consumption should not be reduced to reuse and recycling, according to SIFO researchers.

Silhouette of people at an airport departure hall.
Norway is lovely, so why are people leaving?

The people who leave can have as much impact on a country as those who come in. Yet not much is known about Norway's 30,000 annual emigrants.

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Norwegian youth have handled the pandemic well

In spite of the challenges that have accompanied the COVID-19 pandemic, most Norwegian teenagers report high levels of life satisfaction.

Portrait of Professor Svenn-Erik Mamelund.
Effective pandemic planning must take social inequalities seriously

Researchers at PANSOC have been studying pandemic planning for decades. COVID-19 has thrust their work into the spotlight.

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Researchers have been following 40-somethings since their teens: Who gets left behind?

Researchers from Norwegian Social Research (NOVA) at OsloMet have been following the same people for more than 28 years. They now seek to investigate why some people have experienced marginalisation as adults.