Toppforsk funding to NHH

Kjell Gunnar Salvanes
The project «Childhood gap, Parenting Styles and Life Time Inequality» receives Toppforsk funding from The Research Council of Norway. `This project will provide new insights into how inequality and poverty in adulthood are formed in childhood´, Professor Kjell Gunnar Salvanes at FAIR says. Photo: Odd Mehus
NHH By Sigrid Folkestad

31 January 2018 07:57

Toppforsk funding to NHH

Professor Kjell G. Salvanes receives funding from FRIPRO Toppforsk. The FRIPRO arena aims to promote scientific quality at the forefront of international research.

This week the The Research Council of Norway published the names of the 24 research groups receiving funding from FRIPRO Toppforsk.

One of them goes to Centre for Experimental Research on Fairness, Inequality and Rationality (FAIR) at the Department for Economics at NHH:

«Childhood gap, Parenting Styles and Life Time Inequality», led by Professor Kjell Gunnar Salvanes.

`The project will provide new insights into how inequality and poverty in adulthood are formed in childhood. We are particularly interested in looking at how parents raise their children differently, for example, how they spend their time with their children and how much time they spend together. This can affect the children in a way that makes them quite different and unevenly prepared for school. These inequalities can be increased or decreased through schooling, and in turn; the children will be unequally prepared for working life and adulthood in general´, Professor Salvanes says.'

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The project looks at different dimensions of inequality in adulthood, such as income, education, health and work. Differences between boys and girls and men and women are important dimensions of the project.

The NHH project will receive approximately 20 million NOK in funding over four to five years. The purpose of FRIPRO Toppforsk funding is to help to improve career paths for highly skilled researchers and enable dynamic research groups to reach the top of their field. For projects that are allocated funding, the institution and The Research Council of Norway each cover 50 percent of the amount the project applied for.

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