Research on ageing focuses on the social-scientific analyses of different sides of being old and the elderly’s life situation and on the political consequences of an ageing population for the welfare state. Here the central topics are labour market, civil society and family – all equally basic prerequisites for active ageing and for maintaining a sustainable welfare state.
Research on housing has its focus on the need for a home and patterns of changing residence in different stages of life, interaction with the changes in the neighbourhood over time and the significance of different political measures in housing. Having a home is essential for welfare, for higher education, establishing a family, having a job and good health, and for active ageing
Head of Research Group
More about the Research
Interdisciplinary topics of research for this group are social inequality, solidarity, demography and the politics of the welfare state, especially senior and housing policies. The bulk of the research activity in the group is based on the longitudinal life-course data, either by combining data from different public administrative registers or from established questionnaires as in the Norwegian study of life-course, ageing and generations (NorLAG), listed under Projects below.
Our group consists of research members with backgrounds in sociology, social economy, psychology, social geography, history and political science.