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Loneliness and insecurity dog youngsters as they age out of child welfare services

Norwegian law stipulates that young people who have grown up in the care of child welfare services are entitled to aftercare until they are 23 years old. But only very few get help after they turn nineteen.

Economic security for young Nordic adults wanes

Circumstances for jobless persons under the age of 25 in Sweden, Finland and Norway have changed dramatically the last 15 years. Many have become poor.

Half of all foster kids in Norway have mental disorders

Researchers think Norwegian legislation and the organization of the country’s child welfare services might be part of the problem.

Measures to limit work absence no help

Sick leave rates do not drop when employers take measures to help older employees or employees with health problems.