Norwegian version

Inequality in Rural Youth – A Qualitative, Longitudinal Research Database

The project aims to gain knowledge about being young in the most rural areas of Norway. Is growing up in rural areas different than growing up in more urban areas, and if so, how?

The project consists of two phases. The first phase will give a descriptive overview of whether there are differences or similarities between rural or more urban young people in terms of well-being, their relations to friends, family, school and their communities, and what types of leisure activities they have. 

The second phase will be an in-depth investigation drawing on both qualitative and quantitative data, aiming to deepen our understanding of patterns or paradoxes that appear in the first phase. 


The study is based on the national data collection scheme Ungdata ( as well as interviews with young people in the qualitative longitudinal project Inequality in Youth.