New FAIR Projects funded by the Research Council of Norway
FAIR is involved in three projects that have received funding from the Research Council of Norway.
FAIR is involved in three new projects that received funding from the Research Council of Norway today.
INEQUALITY ACCEPTANCE: THE ROLE OF SELF-INTEREST, FREEDOM AND SPECIAL OBLIGATIONS
Inequality is a pressing social issue and inequality considerations figure prominently in almost all spheres of society. An important question is why, even in democratic societies, people accept large inequalities. In this research project, we examine important reasons for why inequalities are accepted and what explains the striking differences in the attitudes to inequality across the world. The project is funded by the VAM programme.
The project is based at the Centre for Applied Research at NHH (SNF), and is headed by Alexander Wright Cappelen and Bertil Tungodden, who are very happy about the grant: «This is fantastic news and the funding will allow us to conduct unique experimental studies on inequality acceptance across the world. The project will also strengthen the overall research agenda at FAIR».
WORK SKILLS FOR LIFE: A WORK READINESS PROGRAMME TO PREPARE THE TRANSITION FROM SECONDARY SCHOOL
In collaboration with the non-governmental organization Femina Hip, this project will study the transition of students from secondary schools to the labor market in Tanzania, and test innovative ways to improve it. The project will last for four years and, in addition to FAIR, it involves researchers from Yale, IFS in London, ESRF in Tanzania and CISMAC at UiB.
Project manager from FAIR is Vincent Somville, who says he is «very proud and happy to learn that the project will be funded by NORGLOBAL2. This project builds on several years of work in Tanzania, and I expect it to produce strong academic papers and uncover important policy insights».
EDUCATION FOR SUSTAINABLE JOB CREATION
This project is led by Espen Villanger at CMI, and focuses on the creation sustainable jobs for economic development. The project will be situated in Ethiopia, one of the fastest growing economies in the world. While this creates employment opportunities, and in particularly so for women, we also know that labor turnover in this sector is extremely high, partly because of low wages and health hazards. The project, which is designed as a randomized control trial, will involve training employees, employers, and both, and measure the impact on broad set of outcomes against a control group.
«I am super happy about the funding of this project», says Kjetil Bjorvatn at FAIR, who will be involved in the project.
FAIR thanks the Research Council of Norway for the funding.