Economic and Social Consequences of Labour Migration to Norway

The aim of the study is to develop a better understanding of the forces that influence the supply of labour migrants to Norway

Main institutions:

Fafo Institute for Labour and Social research & Frisch Centre for Economic Research

Other participants include:

Statistics Norway; Centre for Research and Analysis of Migration, University College, London; CMR – Center for Migration Research, University of Warsaw; Trinity College, Dublin; Institute for Employment Research (IAB), Nuremberg

Heads of project:

Jon Erik Dølvik (Fafo) and Oddbjørn Raaum (Frisch)


2010 - 2013

Commissioned by: 

The Norwegian Ministry of Labour



Develop better understanding of the forces that influence the supply of labour migrants to Norway, their remuneration and working conditions, and how labour migration influence the functioning of the labour markets where the labour migrantsparticipate as well as the Norwegian economy and society.

Project summary:

The work will consist of (a) empirical studies of the consequences of labour migration to Norway, using theories from different disciplines and 'state-of-the-art' methods which will satisfy the quality requirements for international publishing for establishing cause and effect relationships. (b) Long-term scientific and institutional competence building in the participating institutes through multi-disciplinary cooperation in projects, the development of data sources and the training of students and future researchers; and (c) active dissemination of the results and insights gained to important users, such as the Ministry, other relevant institutions and the public in general, through workshops, existing publications and activities, international scientific peer reviewed journals, and a non-technical publication summarizing insights gained from the

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