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+).

The Norwegian study on life course, ageing and generation (NorLAG) has three main objectives: (1) to explore the conditions for vital ageing and quality of life in old age, (2) to study these conditions in different areas and types of communities, and under different care regimes, (3) to provide knowledge to support a sustainable welfare policy in an ageing society.

NorLAG aims to provide knowledge about variation and life-course change by studying behaviour and transitions in four key domains:

  1. Work and Retirement
  2. Family and generations
  3. Mental health and quality of life
  4. Health and care

Gender, cohort, and local communities are cross-cutting issues through all domains.

NorLAG has had three data collections (2002/3, 2007/8, and 2017). Data Collections were carried out by Statistics Norway in collaboration with NOVA.

The second wave was called LOGG – the Norwegian Study on life course, generation and gender – and comprised the first wave of the Generations and Gender Survey (GGS-Norway) and the second wave of NorLAG.

NOVA is responsible for the NorLAG survey.

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