NorLAG Den norske studien av livsløp, aldring og generasjon

Vitenskapelige artikler/kapitler


Aartsen, M., Hansen, T., (2020) Social Participation in the Second Half of Life. In Rattan, S. (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Biomedical Gerontology. Elsevier. vol. 3, Academic Press, pp. 247–255.

Hansen, T. & Slagsvold, B. (2020). Refleksiv frivillighet i en norsk kontekst – om eldres deltakelse, motivasjon og potensiale. Tidsskrift for Velferdsforskning, 23(1), 4-19.

Hansen, T. & Slagsvold, B. (2020). An “army of volunteers”? Engagement, motivation, and barriers to volunteering among the Baby Boomers. Journal of Gerontological Social Work.

Ormstad, H., Eilertsen, G., Heir, T., & Sandvik, L. Personality traits and the risk of becoming lonely in old age: A 5-year follow-up study. Health and Quality of Life Outcomes, 18, 1-5.

Solem, P. E. (2020). The affective component of ageism needs attention. International Journal of Manpower. 

Vangen, H. (2020). The impact of informal caregiving on labour supply before and after a parent’s death. Journal of Population Ageing

Veenstra, M., Daatland, S. O., Aartsen, M. (2020). The role of subjective age in sustaining well-being and health in the second half of life. Ageing & Society (online first).

Von Soest, T., Luhmann, M., Hansen, T., & Gerstorf, D. (2020). Development of loneliness in midlife and old age: Its nature and correlates. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 118, 388-406.


Enroth, L., Veenstra, M., Aartsen, M., Kjær, A. A., Nilsson, C. J., & Fors, S. (2019). Are there educational disparities in health and functioning among the oldest old? Evidence from the Nordic countries. European Journal of Ageing, 1-10. 

Hansen, T. & Slagsvold, B. (2019). Et Øst-Vest skille for eldres livskvalitet i Europa? En sammenligning av ensomhet og depressive symptomer i 12 land. Nordisk Østforum, 33, 74-90.

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 (

Hart, R. K. (2019). Union histories of dissolution: What can they say about childlessness? European Journal of Population, 35(1), 101-131.

Hart, R. K., Lyngstad, T. H., & Vinberg, E. (2019). Children and Union Dissolution across Four Decades: Evidence from Norway. European Sociological Review, 33(2), 317-331. 

Herlofson, K. & Brandt, M. (2019). Helping older parents in Europe: the importance of grandparenthood, gender and care regime. European Societies (online first)

Herlofson, K., Daatland, S. O. & Veenstra, M. (2019). Generasjoner imellom: Holdninger til familiens ansvar øst og vest i Europa. Nordisk Østforum, 33, 34-53

Herlofson, K. & Hellevik, T. (2019). Eldre i arbeidslivet – slitenhet og yrkesavgang. Søkelys på arbeidslivet, 4(36).

Nicolaisen, M., Strand, B. H., & Thorsen, K. (2019). Aging with a physical disability, duration of disability, and life satisfaction: A 5-year longitudinal study among people aged 40 to 79 years. The International Journal of Aging and Human Development, 1, 1-21.

Onozaka, Y. & Hafzi, K. (2019). Household production in an egalitarian society. Social Forces, 97 (3), 1127-1154.

Weemes Grøtting, M. & Lillebø, O. (2019). Health effects of Retirement: Evidence from survey and register data. Journal of Population Economics, 33, 671-704.


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.

Bay, A. H., Pedersen, A. W., & Finseraas, H. (2014). Comfort in Numbers? Social Integration and Political Participation among Disability Benefit Recipients in Norway. European Journal of Social Security, 16(4), 290-307.

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.