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Ageing

Research on ageing and the life course

Longer lives and older populations add importance to research on ageing, which at NOVA is focusing both on ageing as a process, on older years as a phase of life, and on older people as a social group. Equally important is to study needs and effects of policies and practices such as pension policies and long-term care.

The Norwegian Life Course, Ageing and Generation Study (NorLAG) is the major research effort at the moment, designed as a longitudinal study of around 5 000 persons aged 40 and over. Main objectives are to explore the conditions and contents of 'vital ageing' and quality of life in older years, to examine how local cultures and resources affect life course trajectories, and to provide knowledge needed for the development of sustainable policies and practices for an ageing society.

Contact: Research Director Marijke Veenstra, Department of Ageing Research and Housing Studies
Telephone: +47 902 30 254
E-mail: marijke.veenstra@nova.hioa.no

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