Welfare and Inequality – Research – Department of Sociology and Political Science
Welfare and Inequality
Welfare and Inequality
Our Department has an acknowledged research community in this field and our research examine how resources and opportunities are distributed in society, both locally and globally. Our studies of welfare and inequality generally relate to health, but also to work, income, education, gender, family relationships and/or general participation in society.
Tema: Welfare and Inequality
Research Groups and Projects
- CHAIN - Centre for Global Health Inequalities Research - Coordinator: Professor Terje Andreas Eikemo
- The Sustainability of the Nordic Model - coordinator Brita Bungum
- Childhood, School and Inequality in the Nordic Countries (Unequal Childhood) (2019-)- Professor Håkon Leiulfsrud
- Gender and Inequality
- Health Inequalities in European Welfare States (2015-) Professor Terje Andreas Eikemo
- Trade, Labour Markets and Health (2018-2022) - Senior Research Fellow Courtney McNamara
- New Theoretical Perspectives on the Nordic Model of work-family reconciliations (2013-2016). Professor Elin Kvande and Professor Emerita Berit Brandth
Here are some selected relevant publications. Please see the researchers' NTNU-profiles for more.
- Ronald Labonté, Eric Crosbie, Deborah Gleeson and Courtney McNamara (2019): USMCA (NAFTA 2.0): tightening the constraints on the right to regulate for public health. Globalization and Health.
- Oda Norheim and Pål Erling Martinussen (2019): Happiness and the role of social protection: how types of social spending affected individuals’ life satisfaction in OECD countries, 1980–2012. Journal of International and Comparative Social Policy.
- Courtney McNamara, Marlen Toch-Marquardt, Erlend Løvø Fjær, Per Stornes, Mirza Balaj, Terje Andreas Eikemo (2017): Social Inequalities in Health and their Determinants. European Journal of Public Health, Volume 2017/27 - Supplement 1.
- Terje Eikemo,Tim Huijts, Clare Bambra, Courtney McNamara, Per Stornes and Mirza Balaj (2016): Social Inequalities in Health and their Determinants: Topline Results from Round 7 of the European Social Survey ;(2016). European Social Survey.
- Terje Eikemo, Clare Bambra, Tim Huijts and Rory Fitzgerald (2016): The First Pan-European Sociological Health Inequalities Survey of the General Population: The European Social Survey Rotating Module on the Social. European Sociological Review.
- Beckfield, Jason; Bambra, Clare; Eikemo, Terje Andreas; Huijts, Tim; McNamara, Courtney L.; Wendt, Claus (2015): An institutional theory of welfare state effects on the distribution of population health. Social Theory and Health.
- Courtney McNamara (2015): Trade liberalization, social policies and health: an empirical case study. Globalization and Health.
- Vera Skalicka, Kristen Ringdal and Margot I. Witvliet (2015): Socioeconomic inequalities in mortality and repeated measurement of explanatory risk factors in a 25 Years follow-up. PLOS ONE.
Courses offered at the Department:
- SOS3608 Social Inequalities in Health
- SOS3519 International Perspectives on Work and Welfare State
- SOS3521 Inequalities, Welfare and Integration
Mirza Balaj, CHAIN Research coordinator+47 73591716 firstname.lastname@example.org
Elodie Besnier, PhD Candidateelodie.email@example.com
Berit Brandth, Professor Emeritus+47 73592285 +47 91682706 firstname.lastname@example.org
Brita Bungum, Associate professor+47 73590440 +47 40875826 email@example.com
Terje Andreas Eikemo, Professor, Leader of CHAINterje.firstname.lastname@example.org
Erlend Løvø Fjær, Affiliated+47 73598122 email@example.com
Kristian Heggebø, Postdoctoral Fellow+47 92892449 firstname.lastname@example.org
Jorid Hovden, Affiliated+47 73591769 +47 91582171 email@example.com
Håkon Leiulfsrud, Professor+47 95404299 firstname.lastname@example.org
Pål Erling Martinussen, Professor+47 73591649 +47 93093211 email@example.com
Courtney L. McNamara, Senior Research Fellow+47 73592040 +47 45396272 firstname.lastname@example.org
Oda Nordheim, PhD Candidate+47 98830531 email@example.com
Per Stornes, PhD Candidate+47 73590798 firstname.lastname@example.org
Ingvill Stuvøy, Associate Professor+47 73590673 email@example.com
Emil Øversveen, Postdoctoral Fellow+47 94862884 firstname.lastname@example.org