Work Life Challenges - workforce management and worker involvement solutions

Project managerBernt Bratsberg
ClientNorges forskningsråd
Client project no.202647
ParticipantsKaren Evelyn Hauge
Oddbjørn Raaum
Marte Eline Ulvestad
Period2011 - 2014 (ended)

Project description

The project is joint with the Institute for Social Research, Fafo, NIESR London and ISS at the University of Oslo. Our research at the Frisch Centre will analyze (i) how changes in bargaining regime and worker involvement affect job creation and demand for labour, contributing to employers’ inclusion and exclusion of workers, (ii) whether the superior performance of workplaces implementing incentive pay schemes reflects sorting (e.g., more able workers), but also be associated with external effects by possibly acting as an exclusion mechanism, and (iii) whether employer strategies ensuring numerical flexibility such as outsourcing and sub-contracting may be a way of creating new divisions in the labour market, or if such strategies actually provide valuable work opportunities for marginalised workers. Based on a new detailed questionnaire survey combined with administrative register data; the project will provide a timely and needed description of the Norwegian work life 2011, of the major trends and the major challenges facing policy makers, employers and trade unions, the general public as well as the research community.


Scientific Journal

Hauge, Karen Evelyn and Marte Eline UlvestadHaving a bad attitude? The relationship between attitudes and sickness absence2017IZA Journal of Labor Policy 6(1), 1-27[PDF] [DOI]
Bratsberg, Bernt and Knut RøedThe Nordic welfare model in an open European labor market2015Nordic Economic Policy Review 2, 19-42[DOI]
Bratsberg, Bernt, Oddbjørn Raaum and Knut RøedImmigrants, Labour Market Performance, and Social Insurance2014Economic Journal Vol 124(580), 644-683[PDF]

Other journals

Bratsberg, Bernt, Knut Røed og Oddbjørn RaaumArbeidsinnvandring - Varig gevinst?2014Søkelys på arbeidslivet vol 31(4), 275-295[PDF]

Other publications

Bratsberg, Bernt, Oddbjørn Raaum and Knut RøedJob Loss and Immigrant Labor Market Performance2016Artikkelen kan lastes ned fra CReAM (http://www.cream-migration.org/publ_uploads/CDP_02_16.pdf) og IZA (http://ftp.iza.org/dp9729.pdf)[PDF]
Bratsberg, B., Raaum, O., K. RøedImmigrants, Labour Market Performance and Social Insurance2014Discussion paper no 26/14, Centre for Research and Analysis of Migration, University College London[PDF]
Bratsberg, Bernt, Oddbjørn Raaum and Knut RøedImmigrants, Labor Market Performance, and Social Insurance2014IZA Discussion paper no 8292[PDF]