NOVA is one of the largest social research institutes in Norway. The institute conducts research on different aspects of society and the welfare state. We focus on the whole range of the life course: from the early years to the later life. The research is centered around Norwegian society, but international projects form a growing and important addition. On this website you will find presentations of research results and information about publications, projects, and our researchers.
When it comes to balancing the needs of current and future generations, the Nordic welfare states have done fairly well: reforms of the pension system, low child poverty levels and public debt, and work-friendly family policies. Yet, environmental considerations remain neglected – in the Nordic countries and elsewhere in the OECD.
NOVA researcher Gunhild Hagestad is winner of the 2013 Matilda White Riley Award. The award is presented to distinguished scholars by The American Sociological Association and its Section on Aging and the Life Course Committee.