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Research topics for the programme are Ageing, Consequences of increased Wealth, International Migration, Family and Society, Economic Growth and Organisation of Working Life, and the Support for, Organising and Governing of the Welfare Society.


  • Nigerian migrants risk their lives for the European dream

    Even though the likelihood of receiving asylum is slim, many Nigerians choose to go to Europe. Their motivation to leave, and authorities´ attempts to stop them are some of the issues Professor May-Len Skilbrei will investigate in the MIGMA research project.

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  • 14.09.18 - 14.09.18

    Towards a new Chinese welfare state – perceptions about distributive justice

    Fafo is hosting a closing conference: What do Chinese people think about redistribution and fairness? How do these attitudes correspond with the Chinese government’s efforts to build a “social safety net” for its citizens? Do social distribution and public goods provision matter to the popular legitimacy of China’s governing regime?