Norwegian Centre for Child Research



The aim of the Norwegian Centre for Child Research is to develop research based knowledge about childhood and children's everyday life in a changing society. The research is theoretically and methodologically anchored in the interdisciplinary social child research where childhood is understood as a social phenomenon created in a definite historical and cultural context. There is a dynamic relationship between structural conditions in society, the challenges within politics and how children as social agents actively contribute to creating their own childhood. Children's rights and children's perspective are key words in the current research.

The research is related to three thematic priorities:

  • Institutionalization of children's life within the modern welfare state
  • Children's rights in a global perspective
  • Children as consumers

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PhD projects


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Visiting address:
Norwegian Centre for Child Research
Pavilion C, Dragvoll
Loholt allé 87

Telephone: + 47 73 59 62 40
Fax: + 47 73 59 62 39


Postal address:
Norwegian Centre for Child Research
NO-7491 Trondheim