New funding to FAIR Insight Team
FAIR Insight team has received funding from The Research Council of Norway and The Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs for two exciting projects regarding recycling and dropout from higher education.
The project «Waste-lab: New technology and behavioral economics for increased recycling» has received funding from The Research Council of Norway's funding of innovation projects in the public sector. Kjetil Bjorvatn is leading the project, together with Mathias Philip Ekström and Hallgeir Sjåstad. The project is a collaboration between BIR, one of Norway’s leading waste management companies, and FAIR Insight Team, aiming to study the impact of behavioral nudges, and the comparison with financial incentives, to increase recycling among households in Western Norway.
Kjetil Bjorvatn, Leader of FAIR Insight Team, says "we in the FAIR Insight Team are very happy about this project, which gives us the opportunity to do research on a question of great importance for society, and to develop our partnership with BIR, a leading company in the development of technical solutions for improved waste management".
FAIR Insight Team has also, in collaboration with colleagues at FAIR, received funding from The Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs to investigate labour market and welfare consequences for those that drop out of higher education. Astrid Oline Ervik will lead the project, in close cooperation with Julian Vedeler Johnsen, both from FAIR Insight Team. Other project participants are Patrick Bennett, Aline Bütikofer, Sissel Jensen, and Kjell Salvanes.
The researchers will conduct a survey of expectations of and motivation for higher education among pupils in upper secondary school, with an attempt to subsequently link expectations and motivation to drop out behaviour. The project will also include a descriptive analysis of register data on characteristics of those who drop out and what happens to them after they drop out. Lastly, the project will investigate causal links between dropout and labour market and welfare outcomes.