Information about data collection #5

The fifth round of the Young in Norway study has now begun. Are you a participant? Enter here.

New data collection – tell us about your forties!

In the fall of 2020 we will conduct another round of surveys. We want to know more about your daily life now that you are in your forties. Are you employed? Do you like your job? Do you have a romantic partner? What are you concerned with in this phase of your life? How have you been dealing with the current covid-19 pandemic and a somewhat different daily life?

You will receive a questionnaire from us in your digital or regular mailbox, or by text message. You may also participate right now using the link found in the blue square at the top of the page. We’re hoping you´ll want to participate this time as well. The more people that participate, the more data we receive. The survey is still confidential. If you participate, you will be in the draw for NOK 50,000!

Curious about our findings the last time around? On this webpage under the Topics heading you can see some of the results from the study so far.

Nærbilde av ung dame som smiler i lett regnvær, med hette trukket over hode.

It’s been 28 years since we started – Imagine that!

You are one of 12,000 participants that took part in the first round of the Young in Norway study, back in 1992. You also participated in the surveys in 1994 and 1999, and most recently in 2005. In the study we have followed you and several thousand others all the way from your teenage years up until now when you are in your forties. The study is not only unique here in Norway, but has garnered attention internationally.

The information from the surveys has provided valuable data concerning important phases of life. We have analysed, written articles and books, and given lectures. Your replies have been used in research and education, and to develop preventive measures for children and youth. Professionals and politicians alike have been grateful for all the knowledge they’ve been able to gain. In other words: Your replies and your life contribute to new research, preventive measures, new policy and a new understanding of how we’ve come to be who we are!

Do you want information about participation or do you have other questions? Do not hesitate to contact us on or by phone +47 920 46 108.