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Demography

Immigrants live longer in spite of being less well educated

The statistics are clear: Norwegians who are less well-educated die younger than individuals who have studied at university. But among immigrants to Norway, this difference is less pronounced.

The typical Norwegian solar heating system owner is a man in his mid-fifties

He is resourceful, technically skilled, wants to save money and protect the environment.

Personality traits important in male fertility

Neurotic men are now more likely to be childless than other men. This wasn’t the case just a few decades ago.

Privatised rental market inflates costs

Renting a flat in Oslo’s privatised real estate market is more expensive than in Stockholm and Copenhagen, where costs and rents are regulated. The two different Scandinavian systems each have their advantages and drawbacks.

Urban Norway on the rise

Norway’s urban regions continue to grow steadily. Yet these regions are receiving little attention from the government and are rarely represented in public administrative documents or legislation.

Hole in the mesh

The welfare state’s safety net doesn’t catch everyone. Parents’ economic status is still a factor determining who falls right through.

Suburbanites are climate villains

Who are the most eco-friendly, rural people or city people? Whatever the answer, if you are climate conscious you should stay clear of the suburbs.