NorLAG Den norske studien av livsløp, aldring og generasjon

Vitenskapelige artikler/kapitler


Hansen, T. & Slagsvold, B. (2019). Terza età, la depressione non è un destino (italiensk versjon)/Late-life depression and loneliness: different preconditions of active ageing in Europe (engelsk versjon). Ingenere (

Herlofson, K., Daatland, S. O. & Veenstra, M. (2019). Generasjoner imellom: Holdninger til familiens ansvar øst og vest i Europa. Nordisk Østforum (in press). 

Von Soest, T., Luhmann, M., Hansen, T., & Gerstorf, D. (in press). Development of loneliness in midlife and old age: Its nature and correlates. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.


Hansen, T. & Slagsvold, B. (2018). Gender inequality in late-life loneliness and depression: A comparative European perspective. In “Gender (in)equality over the life course: Evidence from the Generations and Gender Programme” (pp. 32-38), Gauthier, A., Kotowska, I., & de Vilhena, D. (eds). Population Europe Discussion Paper no. 10.

Hansen, T., Aartsen, M., Slagsvold., & Deindl, C. (2018). Dynamics of volunteering and life satisfaction in midlife and old age: Findings from 12 European countries. Social Sciences, special issue “Active aging and wellbeing: Advancement of Interdisciplinary Research” (pdf)

Nordfjærn, T. (2018). Religiosity and alcohol use: Is religiosity important for abstention and consumption levels in the second half of life? Substance Use & Misuse, 53(14), 2271-2280. (pdf)

von Soest, T., Wagner, J., Hansen, T., & Gerstorf, D. (2018). Self-esteem across the second half of life: The role of socioeconomic status, physical health, social relationships, and personality factors. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology: Personality Processes and Individual Differences, 114, 945-958.


Aartsen, M., Veenstra, M., & Hansen, T. (2017). Social pathways to health: On the mediating role of the social network in the relation between socioeconomic position and health. Social Science & Medicine: Population Health, 3, 419-426. (pdf)

Andresen, I. H., Hansen, T., & Grov, E. (2017). Norwegian nurses’ quality of life, satisfaction with job, and their intention to change job – a study based on the LOGG data. Nordic journal of nursing Research, 37(2), 90-99.

Brunborg, G. S. (2017). Positive and negative affectivity as risk factors for heavy drinking in the second half of life: A prospective cohort study. Addiction, 112(5), 801-807.

Dommermuth, L., Hohmann-Marriott, B., & Lappegård, T. (2017). Gender equality in the Family and childbearing. Journal of Family Issues, 38(3), 1803-1824.

Hansen, T. & Slagsvold, B. (2017). The East-West divide in late-life depression: Results from the Generations and Gender Survey. Scandinavian Psychologist, 4, e4. (pdf)

Hansen, T., Slagsvold, B., Veenstra, M. (2017). Educational inequalities in late-life depression across Europe. Results from the Generations and Gender Survey. European Journal of Ageing, 14(4), 407-418. (pdf)

Hansen, T., Jakobsson, N., & Slagsvold, B. (2017). Tildeling av tjenester til skrøpelige eldre: Lokale variasjoner, kjønnsforskjeller og konsekvenser for pårørende. I S. Tønnesen & B. Kassah (red.), Pårørende i kommunale helse- og omsorgstjenester (s. 79-95). Oslo: Gyldendal.

Hansen, T. & Slagsvold, B. (2017, october). Loneliness among seniors in Europe. Far higher risk in the East. N-IUSSP.

Hansen T., Valkova, J. (2017). Work-family squeeze in Norway and the Czech Republic: On the prevalence and consequences of care and work combinations in two different contexts. In T. Sirovatka & J. Valkova (Eds.) Understanding care policies in changing times. Experiences and lessons from the Czech Republic and Norway (pp. 185-205). Sociology Series no. 17. Masaryk University: Centre for the study of democracy and culture. (pdf)

Nicolaisen, M., Moum, T., & Thorsen, K. (2017). Mastery and depressive symptoms: How does mastery influence the impact of stressors from midlife to old age? Journal of Aging and Health, 1, 1-24. (pdf)

Solem, P. E. (2017). Aldring og arbeidsprestasjoner. Tidsskrift for Norsk Psykologforening, 57-63.

Slagsvold, B. & Hansen, T. (2017). Morgendagens eldre: Betydningen av økt utdanning for mental helse. Tidsskrift for Norsk Psykologforening, 36-45.

Wiik, K. A. & Bernhart, E. (2017). Cohabiting and married individuals’ relations with their partner’s parents. Journal of Marriage and Family, 79, 1111-1124.


Hansen, T. & Slagsvold, B. (2016). Late-life loneliness in 11 European countries: Results from the Generations and Gender Survey. Social Indicators Research, 1: 1-20. (pdf)

Hart, R. K. & Lyngstad, T. H. (2016). Individualiserte livsløp? Et sekvensanalytisk blikk på samlivene til norske menn og kvinner født 1927-1966. Tidsskrift for Samfunnsforskning, 2: 135-166. (pdf)

Nicolaisen, M. & Thorsen (2016). What are friends for? Friendships and loneliness over the lifespan-from 18 to 79 years. International Journal of Aging and Human Development, 1: 1-33. (pdf)

Nyberg, T. E., Grøgaard, J. B., & Arntzen, A. (2016). Påvirker sosial kapital kommunale styringsprestasjoner i Norge? Tidsskrift for Samfunnsforskning, 4(56), 397-435.

Solem, P. E., Syse, A., Furunes, T., & Mykletun, R. J. (2016). To leave or not to leave: Retirement intentions and retirement behaviour. Ageing & Society, 36(2), 259-281.


Blekesaune, M. (2015). Can self-enhancement values predict retirement behavior? An analysis combining survey and register data from Norway. International Journal of Aging and Human Development, 80(2): 101-114.

Brunborg, G.S. & Østhus, S. (2015). Alcohol in the second half of life: Do usual quantity and frequency of drinking to intoxication increase with increased drinking frequency? Addiction, 110(2): 308-314.

Dommermuth, L, Hohmann-Marriott, B. & Lappegård, T. (2015). Gender equality in the family and childbearing. Journal of Family Issues, DOI: 10.1177/0192513X15590686.

Dommermuth, L., Klobas, J., & Lappegård, T. (2015). Realization of fertility intentions by different time frames. Advances in Life Course Research, 24: 34-46. DOI: 10.1016/j.alcr.2015.02.001

Hamre, K. & Ugreninov, E. (2015). Døtre i skvis mellom arbeid og foreldreomsorg – er det noen sammenheng mellom omsorgsforpliktelser og sykefravær? Sosiologi i dag, 45(3): 46-67.

Hansen T. (2014). Childlessness, midlife and old age. I A.C. Michalos (Ed.). Encyclopedia of quality of life and well-being research (pp. 781-786). Dordrecht, Nederland: Springer.

Herlofson, K. (2015). Lengre liv, nye hjelpemønstre i familien? Sosiologi i dag, 45(3): 24-45.

Nordfjærn, T, & Brunborg, G. S. (2015). Associations between human values and alcohol consumption among Norwegians in the second half of life. Substance use & misuse, 50(10): 1284-1293.

Syse, A., Veenstra, M., Furunes, T., Mykletun, R. & Solem, P.E. (2015). Changes in health and health behavior associated with retirement. Journal of Aging and Health, DOI: 10.1177/0898264315624906.


Barstad, A. (2014). Equality is bliss? Relationship quality and the gender division of household labor. Journal of Family Issues, 35(7): 972-992.

Dommermuth, L., & Wiik, K. Aa. (2014). First, second or third time around? The number of coresidential relationships among young Norwegians. Young – Nordic Journal of Youth Research, 22(4): 323-343.

Hansen, T., & Slagsvold, B. (2014). Feeling the squeeze? The effects of combining work and informal caregiving on psychological well-being, European Journal of Ageing, 12(1): 51-60.

Herlofson, K. & Ugreninov, E. (2014). Er omsorgsfulle fedre omsorgsfulle sønner? Likestilling hjemme og hjelp til eldre foreldre. Tidsskrift for samfunnsforskning, 55(3): 321-346.

Nicolaisen, M. & Thorsen, K. (2014). Who are the lonely? Loneliness in different age groups (18-81 years old) using two measures of loneliness. The International Journal of Aging and Human Development. 78(3): 229-257.

Nicolaisen, M. & Thorsen, K. (2014). Loneliness among men and women – a five-year follow-up study. Aging & Mental Health, 18(2): 194-206.

Solem, P. E., Syse, A., Furunes, T., Mykletun, R. J., De Lange, A., Schaufeli, W. & Ilmarinen, J. (2014). To leave or not to leave: retirement intentions and retirement behaviour, Ageing & Society, 36(2): 259-281.

Syse, A., Solem, P. E., Ugreninov, E., Mykletun, R. J., & Furunes, T. (2014). Do spouses coordinate their work exits? A combined survey and register analysis from Norway. Research on Aging, 36(5): 625-650.


Bergland, A., Nicolaisen, M., & Thorsen, K. (2013). Predictors of subjective age in people aged 40−79 years: a five-year follow-up study. The impact of mastery, mental and physical health. Aging & Mental Health, 18(5): 653-661.

Hansen, T. (2013). Myter og fakta om foreldrelykke. Tidsskrift for norsk psykologforening, 50(7): 664−668.

Hansen, T., & Slagsvold, B. (2013). The psychological effects of providing personal care to a partner: A multidimensional perspective. Health Psychology Research, 1(2): 126−134.

Herlofson, K. (2013). How gender and generation matter. Examples from research on divorced parents and adult children. Families, Relationships and Societies, 2(1): 45−62.

Lensing, M. B., Zeiner, P., Sandvik, L., Opjordsmoen, S., (2013). Quality of life in adults aged 50+ with ADHD. Journal of Attention Disorders (online first). DOI: 10.1177/1087054713480035

Noack, T., Bernhardt, E. & W., K. Aa. (2013). Cohabitation or marriage? Preferred living arrangements in the West. In A. A. J. Walker (Ed.), Contemporary issues in family studies: Global perspectives on partnerships, parenting, and support in a changing world. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell.

Skirbekk, V. & Blekesaune, M. (2013). Personality traits increasingly important for male fertility: Evidence from Norway. European Journal of Personality (Early View). DOI: 10.1002/per.1936.

Slagsvold, B. & Sørensen, A. M. (2013). Changes in sense of control in the second half of life: Resutls from a 5-year panel study. International Journal of Aging & Human Development, 77(4): 289-308. (abstract)

Ugreninov, E. (2013). Offspring in squeeze: Health and sick leave absence among middle-aged informal caregivers. Journal of Population Ageing, 6(4): 323-338.

Kitterød, R. H., & Rønsen, M. (2013). Opting out? Who are the housewives in contemporary Norway? [electronic article]. European Sociological Review, doi: 10.1093/esr/jct015


Blekesaune, M. (2012). Kan personlighet predikere sykefravær? Tidsskrift for velferdsforskning, 15(1): 2-10.

Blekesaune, M. (2012). Kjønnsroller og uførepensjonering. Tidsskrift for samfunnsforskning, 53(1): 33-48.

Blekesaune, M., & Skirbekk, V. (2012). Can personality predict retirement behaviour? A longitudinal analysis combining survey and register data from Norway. European Journal of Ageing, 9(3): 199-206.

Daatland, S. O., Veenstra, M., & Herlofson, K. (2012). Age and intergenerational attitudes in the family and the welfare state. Advances in Life Course Research, 17(3): 133-144.

Daatland, S. O., Veenstra, M., & Herlofson, K. (2012). Egeninteresse eller altruisme? Alder og holdninger til familien og velferdsstaten. Tidsskrift for velferdsforskning, 15(3): 151-167.

Finseraas, H., Jakobsson, N., & Kotsadam, A. (2012). The gender gap in political preferences: An empirical test of a political economy explanation. Social Politics, 19(2): 219−242.

Furunes, T., Mykletun, R. J., & Solem, P. E. (2012). How do different exit routes from work affect older workers’s self-esteem? . In S. d. Wals & K. Meszaros (Eds.), Handbook on Psychology of Self-Esteem (pp. 325-337). New York: Nova Science Publishers.

Hansen, T. (2012). Parenthood and happiness: A review of folk theories versus empirical evidence. Social Indicators Research, 108(1): 29-64.

Hansen, T., Slagsvold, B., & Ingebretsen, R. (2012). The strains and gains of caregiving: An examination of the effects of providing personal care to a parent on a range of psychological outcomes. Social Indicators Research, 94(2): 343-362.

Hansen, T., Slagsvold, B., & Ingebretsen, R. (2012). Å gi personlig pleie til foreldre: Går det ut over psykisk velvære? Tidsskrift for velferdsforskning, 15(3): 176-192.

Hansen, T., & Slagsvold, B. (2012). The age and subjective well-being paradox revisited: A multidimensional perspective. Norsk Epidemiologi, 22(2): 187-195.

Herlofson, K., & Hagestad, G. O. (2012). Transformations in the role of grandparents across welfare states. In S. Arber & V. Timonen (Eds.), Contemporary grandparenting. Changing family relationships in global contexts (pp. 27-49). Bristol: The Policy Press.

Jakobsson, N., Hansen, T., & Kotsadam, A. (2012). Er det en sammenheng mellom formell og uformell omsorg i Norge? Tidsskrift for velferdsforskning, 17(3): 22-29.

Kitterød, R. H., & Lappegård, T. (2012). A typology of work-family arrangements among dual-earner couples in Norway. Family Relations, 61(4): 671-685.

Kotsadam, A. (2012). The employment costs of caregiving in Norway. International Journal of Health Care Finance and Economics, 12(4): 269−283.

Kotsadam, A., & Jakobsson, N. (2012). Uformell eldreomsorg – et hinder for kvinner på arbeidsmarkedet? Søkelys på arbeidslivet, 29(1-2): 97-110.

Mykletun, R. J., Furunes, T., & Solem, P. E. (2012). Managers’ beliefs about measures to retain senior workforce. Nordic Journal of Working Life Studies, 2(3): 109-127.

Nicolaisen, M., & Thorsen, K. (2012). Impairments, mastery, and loneliness: A prospective study of loneliness among older adults. Norsk Epidemiologi, 22(2): 143-150.

Nicolaisen, M., Thorsen, K., & Eriksen, S. (2012). Jump into the void? Factors related to a preferred retirement age: Gender, social interests, and leisure activities. International Journal of Ageing and Human Development, 75(3): 239-271.

Næss, S., & Hansen, T. (2012). Naturelskere og naturbrukere. Tidsskrift for samfunnsforskning, 53(4): 405-428.

Seippel, Ø. (2012). Venner, foreninger eller bosted? Om ulike typer av sosial kapital og deres betydning for livskvalitet. Tidsskrift for velferdsforskning, 15(3): 222-236.

Solem, P. E. (2012). Endring i husarbeid, fritidsaktiviteter og frivillig arbeid etter yrkesavgang. Tidsskrift for velferdsforskning, 15(3): 207-221.

Slagsvold, B., Veenstra, M., Hagestad, G., Hansen, T., Herlofson, K., Koløen, K., Solem, P. E. & Daatland, S. O. (2012). Life-course, ageing and generations in Norway: The NorLAG study. Norsk Epidemiologi, 22: 95-102 (pdf).

Ugreninov, E. (2012). Fører kombinasjonen av yrkesaktivitet og omsorg for hjelpetrengende foreldre til høyt sykefravær? Tidsskrift for velferdsforskning, 15(3): 192-207.

Veenstra, M., & Syse, A. (2012). Health behaviour changes and onset of chronic health problems in later life. Norsk Epidemiologi, 22(2): 135-142.

Wiik, K. A., Keizer, R., & Lappegård, T. (2012). Relationship quality in marital and cohabiting unions across Europe. Journal of Marriage and Family, 74(3): 389-398.


Daatland, S. O., Herlofson, K., & Lima, I. A. (2011). Balancing generations: On the strength and character of family norms in the West and East of Europe. Ageing and Society, 31(7): 1159-1179.

Dommermuth, L., Klobas, J., & Lappegård, T. (2011). Now or later? The Theory of Planned Behavior and timing of fertility intentions. Advances in Life Course Research, 16(1): 42-53.

Engvik, H., & Clausen, S. E. (2011). Norsk kortversjon av Big Five Inventory (BFI-20). Tidsskrift for norsk psykologforening, 48(9): 869-872.

Hansen, T., & Slagsvold, B. (2011). Alder. In S. Næss, T. Moum & J. Eriksen (Eds.), Livskvalitet. Forskning om det gode liv (pp. 137-154). Oslo: Fagbokforlaget.

Herlofson, K., & Hagestad, G. O. (2011). Challenges in moving from macro to micro: Population and family structures in ageing societies. Demographic Research, 25(10): 337-370.

Kotsadam, A., & Finseraas, H. (2011). The state intervenes in the battle of the sexes: Causal effects of paternity leave. Social Science Research, 40(6): 1611−1622.

Solem, P. E. (2011). Ageing and social participation. In L. Larsen (Ed.), Geropsychology. The psychology of the ageing person (pp. 97-122). Århus: Aarhus University Press.