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The less educated are less satisfied with health services

Norwegians who have only completed primary school tend to be less satisfied with the national health service than their more highly educated compatriots, finds a recent study.

Culture not the main culprit in domestic violence against minority children in the Nordic countries

Children with minority backgrounds are more frequently subjected to violence at home than ethnic Nordic kids. Poverty and social status are stronger contributing risk factors than foreign cultures, according to researchers.

Oslo’s golden ghettos

Wealthy and well-educated citizens of Oslo clump continuously tighter together.

Spending a king’s ransom on outdoor recreation

The old anoraks and worn-out boots are gone. We spend a lot of money on outdoor activities that used to be free because we think special equipment is needed ‒ or makes us look cool.

In Sweden, helping and caring are on the rise

With one of the oldest populations in the world, Sweden needs its citizens to reach out and help each other in informal, neighbourly ways. New research shows a dramatic rise in the number of Swedes who are doing exactly that.