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Participation in Sports among Norwegian Youth

The aim of the research project is to gain new knowledge about the social position and status of sport participation among young people in Norway.

Organized sport is an important activity for many young people in Norway. Still, participation varies with age, social background, place of residence etc. Based on the national youth survey Ungdata (N=330.000) and qualitative fieldwork studies we will examine factors promoting participation in youth sport.

The research project is a collaboration between NOVA, OsloMet and the Norwegian School of Sport Sciences. A grant from the Ministry of Culture to “Ungdatasenteret”, will ensure a long-term commitment to the sport research based on results from Ungdata. The project will be led by Anders Bakken at NOVA, OsloMet.