The Young in Norway study has been going on for 28 years. Researchers from the NOVA institute at OsloMet have been following several thousand individuals who were born in the 1970’s, from their mid-teens until now, when they are in their forties. 

The survey provides new insights about our current condition within several areas. How is growing up up in Norway? What influences our lifestyle and mental health? What kind of education and which professions do we choose? Who ends up on the wrong side of the law? What is the condition of our relationships and family life? Which gender differences exist? These and many other topics are shed light on in the Young in Norway study.

We are currently undertaking our fifth data collection and we look forward to being able to contribute further knowledge.

In this study we are completely dependent on the cooperation of our participants and their willingness to take the time to complete the surveys, and for this we extend our deepest gratitude!

Illustrasjonsfoto av to voksne og to barn som går opp en bratt bakke i skogen på sommerstid.

Are you a participant?

It is now possible to take part in the fifth round of the Young in Norway study. All participants will be contacted and given information on how they can participate. It is also possible to partake in the survey now through ID-porten.

In August we sent out an information pamphlet with selected findings from the Young in Norway study. The pamphlet can be viewed here:

Here you can find more information for participants

News item regarding Young in Norway fall 2020

This fall the podcast “Viten og snakkis” hosted two of the researchers conducting the Young in Norway-study, professor in sociology Willy Pedersen and professor in psychology Tilmann von Soest. Here they do a recount of the study so far, and draw attention to particularly interesting topics regarding the fifth data collection which they are currently undertaking. 

Your forties are an interesting stage in life, but based on the survey from New Zealand, we know that many people also find it challenging. Most people have found their place in life, but many also often experience a sense of finality – that you do not have as many options anymore – and some people feel sad about life not turning out the way they had imagined. 

– Willy Pedersen

Listen to the podcast “Hvordan er det å vokse opp i Norge?” by Viten og Snakkis (Norwegian)

In addition a research article has been written based on the interview with the researchers behind the Young in Norway study.