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Youth Research

This research group is a department of Norwegian Social Research – NOVA and its main goal is to enhance the development of youth research in Norway.

This group is multi-disciplinary, comprising mostly sociologists, anthropologists and psychologists. Empirical research on adolescents is based on local and regional qualitative and quantitative studies, as well as national representative surveys. Main research topics are youth culture and leisure activities, school adjustment, transitions from school to employment, alcohol and drug use, delinquency and conduct problems, intergenerational relations and issues concerning ethnicity and the multi-cultural society.

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Featured Research

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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.

Curt Rice, Halla Bjørk Holmarsdottir, Rune Halvorsen and Per Martin Norheim-Martinsen.

OsloMet Research Projects Awarded Prestigious Horizon 2020 Grants

Two international research projects coordinated by research teams at OsloMet have been awarded a total of six million euros as part of the European Union’s flagship research programme, Horizon 2020.

We Know Too Little About Young People's Everyday Digital Lives

Halla B. Holmarsdottir is heading a new Horizon 2020 project that sets out to understand how technology impacts children and young people’s lives.