Information and Resources on Gender Equality and Gender Research in Norway

Scientific Reports
What do we know about immigrants who do not work, study or receive benefits?
What do we know about immigrants who do not work, study or receive benefits?
In 2011, 16 per cent of immigrants aged 20-66 years had a weak attachment to the labour market. 59 per cent of them are women, but the share and the reasons why vary between different groups.
Origin date: 17.02.2016
Military women : the achilles heel in defence politics?
Since April 2008, the Norwegian Defence Research Establishment (FFI) has carried out a research project amongst enrolled cohorts. An important goal has been to identify the necessary measures to increase the share of women in the Norwegian Armed Forces. Findings from the first five years of the research was published in Norwegian in 2013. Now, the anthology is translated to English.
Origin date: 22.05.2015
Family immigration and marriage patterns
Family immigration and marriage patterns
Fewer Norwegian-born to immigrant parents marry at a young age, and those who marry often find a spouse in Norway, according to a new report.
Origin date: 03.2014
Fertility and other demographic processes among immigrants and their children born in Norway
This report shows that immigrant women have fewer children. The average number of children among immigrant women has declined over the past decade, from 2.6 in 2000 to 2.1 in 2012.
Origin date: 01.2014
Children’s permanent residence and contact with non-resident parents 2002, 2004 and 2012: Changes in custody and care when parents live apart
Children’s permanent residence and contact with non-resident parents 2002, 2004 and 2012: Changes in custody and care when parents live apart
This report shows that among parents living apart, the proportion with shared residence for their child has increased from 8 per cent in 2002 to 25 per cent in 2012. The percentage residing with the mother decreased from 84 per cent in 2002 to 66 per cent in 2012.
Origin date: 01.2014
Does more involved fathering imply a double burden for fathers in Norway?
While long total work hours (paid plus unpaid work) have usually been framed as a problem for employed women, researchers now ask whether more involved fathering practices imply a double burden for men, too.
Origin date: 10.2013
Balancing protection and prosecution in anti-trafficking policies
Balancing protection and prosecution in anti-trafficking policies
A new report with comparative analysis of reflection periods and related temporary residence permits for victims of trafficking in the Nordic countries, Belgium and Italy, published by the Nordic Council of Ministers.
Origin date: 01.2013
Sick leave before, during and after pregnancy
Sick leave before, during and after pregnancy
This study shows that sick leave during the pregnancy of the woman’s first child, compared with before pregnancy for the same woman, has increased substantially in Norway during the period 1995-2008.
Origin date: 05.2012
Gender differences in environmental related behaviour
This report shows that women generally have a more positive attitude to environmental measures than men. These attitudes are not, however, reflected in their actions. Men and women have relatively similar behaviour in relation to recirculation, organic food and water-saving and energy saving, although men drive more cars than women.
Origin date: 11.2011
Report on Science & Technology Indicators for Norway
The abridged English edition of the 2011 Report on Science & Technology Indicators for Norway has now been published. In the report, you will find updated statistics on the gender balance in higher education, research and development.
Origin date: 10.2011
Effects of paternity leave
A new report discusses the causal effects of paternity leave on children's and parents' outcomes.
Origin date: 07.2011
Tracing gender effects among Tanzanian rural households
Tanzania is in the process of preparing the next Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (MKUKUTA). The second phase of the poverty assessment focuses on constraints for households and individuals to make profitable investments, and differences in women's and men's opportunity structures.
Origin date: 2010
Facts on immigrants and their descendants 2007
The main author of this publication is Gunnlaug Daugstad, with significant contributions from Bjørn Olsen, Mads Ivar Kirkeberg, Vebjørn Aalandslid, Svein Blom, Lars Østby and Natasza P. Sandbu. The entire data basis for this publication has been taken from Statistics Norway: Population statistics, Education statistics, Labour market statistics, Income statistics, Election statistics and data from attitude surveys.
Origin date: 01.2008
Gender and Migration. Similarities and disparities among women and men in the immigrant population
The report "Gender and Migration. Similarities and disparities among women and men in the immigrant population" gathers part of the data available on women and men with immigrant backgrounds in Norway collected by Statistics Norway.
Origin date: 2008
How is the time of women and men distributed in Europe?
Although patterns of time use are generally quite similar throughout Europe, some interesting differences can be observed between women and men and between the countries surveyed. On average, women aged 20 to 74 spend much more time than men on domestic work, ranging from less than 50% more in Sweden to over 200% more in Italy and Spain. Women spend most time doing domestic work in Italy, Estonia, Slovenia, Hungary and Spain, around 5 hours or more per day. The lowest figures are found in Sweden, Norway, Finland and Latvia - less than 4 hours per day.
Origin date: 2006
Couple violence - different perspective
The use of physical force and violence in intimate relationships is extensive. More than 25 percent of the women and more than 20 percent of the men have experienced that their partners have used physical force against them since they were 15 years old. These are some of the results from the first national survey in Norway.
Origin date: 08.05.2005
Employment among disabled persons (Report 2005/30)
The report shows that the employment rate between men and women with disabilities in the 2nd quarter of 2005 were 47.1 percent and 42.1 percent respectively. This difference is somewhat less than that one finds between men and women in the whole population.
Origin date: 2005
Participation in various cultural activities
Culture Statistics 2003. Persons who participated in different cultural activities the last 12 months, page 21, and sports and outdoor activities, page 55.
Origin date: 2003
WID / Gender Units and the Experience of Gender. Mainstreaming in Multilateral Organisations. "Knights on White Horses"?
This report documents the history of the institutionalisation of women in development and gender concerns from 1985 onward in three multilateral organisations; UNDP, FAO and the World Bank. The evaluation was carried out by the Christian Michelsen Institute.
Origin date: 1999