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A crowded Cairo street.
The planet is now home to 8 billion people

How many people can our planet sustain? This is one of the questions demographer Marianne Tønnessen is asking as Earth reaches this population milestone.

Children jumping rope in an urban environment.
Communities influence kids, but parents shape communities

Most parents have reflected on how the neighbourhood they live in affects their children’s futures. Yet most research ignores parents' role in actively shaping the communities their children grow up in.

People crossing a street.
More than just work: How an immigrant finds belonging

State-run integration programs tend to view immigrants through an employment-colored lense. Erika Gubrium thinks she has found a better way.

Young man reading book in library.
Education is no guarantee against unemployment and poverty

Despite the increasing educational level of the population, the risk of becoming unemployed or becoming a social assistance or disability benefit recipient is not decreasing correspondingly, according to new research from OsloMet.

A young man sits in front of a computer in a dark room, only the screen lighting him up.
Extremism is an expression of dissatisfaction

Researchers have studied conversations on Twitter among Islamist extremists and far-right extremists.

A lonely man wearing a hoodie and a baseball cap, seen from behind, as he gazes towards the evening sky.
Finding community in extremism

Sometimes, youth feel like strangers in their own countries. In the face of real and perceived injustices, some find community in extremism.

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.

Norwegian oil platform "Statfjord A".
Providing for the future: to use or not to use Norway’s oil and gas

How did a desire to preserve oil and gas for future generations and protect the environment turn into the largest oil fund in the world and the foundation of the Norwegian welfare state?

Two children and their parents are relaxing in bed, and the kids are looking at a laptop computer.
Having children does not automatically result in a happier life

According to a study from OsloMet, having children does not increase quality of life, even in old age.

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.

One doctor hands a syringe to another.
To end a pandemic, consider socioeconomics

Norway is starting its vaccination programme and people facing high medical risk are first in line. But medical conditions aren’t the only factors to consider when protecting people from a deadly virus.

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Young people may face particular challenges in the post-Corona labour market

The coronavirus pandemic has resulted in both a global health crisis and a financial crisis on a scale never before seen in modern times. The labour market that emerges in the wake of the crisis may impact younger workers harder than others.