Welfare research covers health services, welfare technology, occupational health services, worker immigration, drug abuse care and residential policy, as well as cultural and social changes in along-term perspective.
In 2015 we researched into:
- Counsellors in schools and their role and everyday working life between wasted time and basic abilities.
- Changes in local authority practice regarding maternity and baby care after the implementation of the teaching programme “Early in”.
- Polish migrants in Norway, worker immigrant families’ encounters with the public sector and communication between local authorities and worker migrants regarding gender.
- The SkillsREAL project studies learning and competence potential in the workplace among young adults, older employees and immigrants.
- The book: “Hva har oljen gjort med oss? Økonomisk vekst og kulturell endring” (What has the oil done for us. Economic growth and cultural change), which is the result of a 4-year study of social and cultural change processes in Stavanger. The cultural-sociological doctoral thesis “People on the differences between people” is also part of the results of this research.