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
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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.
A Fair Chance? How Geography Shapes Life Opportunities (FAIR)
The project addresses how the spatial context in which people live during different stages of their lives shape their life prospects and socioeconomic outcomes.
ACCESS Life Course Database: Upgrade and Expansion
Through the ACCESS Upgrade infrastructure, researchers and students will gain access to updated and upgraded longitudinal life course data for more than 6,000 men and women aged 49 years and older.
Active Ageing – Pathways and Outcomes (AgePaths)
This project investigates pathways and outcomes of active ageing in three domains and their interactions: the labor market, civil society, and the family.
Explaining social patterns in sickness absence: the influence of values, attitudes and norms (SAVAN)
The project aims to study the influence of values, attitudes and norms on sickness absence.
The Norwegian Life Course, Ageing and Generation Study (NorLAG)
A multidisciplinary and longitudinal study that includes data on well-being, health, work, care, and family relations in the second half of life (age 40+).
Crosscare-Old: A Cross Sectoral Approach to High Quality Healthcare Transitions for Older People
The project aims to increase the understanding of the role of cross-sectoral factors that constitute barriers for high quality care transitions for older people from hospital to municipal care.
A Life Course Perspective on the Gendered Pathways of Exclusion from Social Relations in Later Life, and its Consequences for Health and Wellbeing...
GENPATH is an international European research project focussing on social exclusion in later life.
- A Fair Chance? How Geography Shapes Life Opportunities (FAIR)
- Hansen, T. & Slagsvold, B. (2020). An “Army of Volunteers”? Engagement, Motivation, and Barriers to Volunteering among the Baby Boomers. Journal of Gerontological Social Work
- Vangen, H. (2020). The Impact of Informal Caregiving on Labour Supply Before and After a Parent’s Death. Journal of Population Ageing
- Veenstra, M., Daatland, S.O. & Aartsen, M. (2020). The role of subjective age in sustaining wellbeing and health in the second half of life. Ageing & Society
- Solem, P.E. (2020). The affective component of ageism needs attention. International Journal of Manpower
- Nordvik, V.; Osland, L.; Thorsen, I.H.; Thorsen, I.S. (2019). Capitalization of neighbourhood diversity and segregation. Environment and planning A: Economy and Space
- Galster, G.; Turner, L.M. (2019). Status Aversion, Attraction and Discrepancy as Drivers of Neighborhood Selection. City & Community
- Herlofson, K.; Brandt, M. (2019). Helping older parents in Europe: the importance of grandparenthood, gender and care regime. European Societies
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