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Ageing Research and Housing Studies

This research group is a department of the Norwegian Social Research (NOVA) and combines the best from two large research fields.

The ageing research studies social, behavioural and health developments in older adults living in Norway. Central fields in their studies are the civil society, labour marked, social network and family – which are the key domains of active ageing and relevant fields for policy advise for maintaining a sustainable welfare state. 

Our research on housing explores several topics: housing needs, housing demand, social inequality, mobility and life course events, contextual effects, and housing policy. The basic assumption is that housing plays a central role in people’s everyday life, but also in the production and reproduction of social inequality. 

Read about The Network for Ageing Research at OsloMet.

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Featured research

A son helps his old father pay bills online
Adult children increasingly help their elderly parents navigate the online world

New research from OsloMet reveals that adult children in Norway are more likely to help their elderly parents use the internet and their smart phone than with any other kind of task.

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.

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.

Older couple with bikes.
Old age and happiness: some common misconceptions

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