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The stereotypical picture of intimate partner violence revised

A higher socio-economic status than one's partner increases the chance of psychological violence and abuse. This applies to both men and women.

Coal is still king in Norwegian arctic community

The economy of Svalbard, the Norwegian arctic archipelago that lies between the country's mainland and the North Pole, is still dominated by coal even as its value dwindles and employment in the mines drops.

Prostitution ban misses the target, argue migration researchers

Legalise prostitution and consider foreign sex workers as immigrants who leave their home country to earn money to support their families, said researchers at a recent ‘Intimate Migration’ conference in Denmark.

Cuts in benefits give increase in the number of poor children

Benefits for families with children do not comply with the wage development in Norway. For the last ten years, there has been an increase in the number of poor families with dependent children.