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Health and Welfare Studies

This research group is a department of the Norwegian Social Research (NOVA) and aims to gain more insight into the way in which new organisational forms and modes of governance are implemented and how they affect the daily lives of the people in need of support.

Norwegian welfare policy aims to ensure good health and quality of life for all citizens. This ambitious welfare goal requires a constantly updated knowledge on living conditions, health and welfare in general and in particular for vulnerable groups. It also requires knowledge of the social, geographic economic inequalities and cultural diversities in health and living conditions as well as in access to welfare services. Important groups in this field of research include people with disabilities, unemployed persons, different types of immigrants, people with mental health challenges, etc. In light of the demographic trend toward an aging population, the number of people with chronic diseases is expected to increase.

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Adult male in a dentist chair looking up at female dentist in white coat.

Low-Income Earners Skip Going to the Dentist

The financial crisis in Europe has led to fewer people with low incomes going to the dentist. This is also the case in Norway.