About this research group
Our research encompasses studies of different health- and welfare services, the labour market and social security sector. We investigate how the services are planned, how they function and influence users’ health and welfare, but also how the needs and actions of users lead to changes in the services. Thus we study the services both from the points of view of planners, professionals and users. Some of our studies focus on how users react on different incentives included in changed regulations or reforms and whether these reforms have the intended effects. We also study how different social groups adjust to societal challenges, such as migration and fluctuations in the labour marked. Our projects are often interdisciplinary and we use both statistical analyses of administrative data sets as well as qualitative analyses of documents, interviews or reviews of earlier research. The researchers are based within economics, political science, social anthropology and sociology.
The Research Leader is Egil Kjerstad.