Children and youth

Children and youth

13 March 2018
More and more young girls seek help for mental problems. “Generally, girls take things more seriously than boys. This applies to school, friends and family,” says researcher Anders Bakken.
20 February 2018
More boys than girls begin school a year late and more girls than boys begin a year early. But researchers are not certain whether maturity is the explanation.
19 April 2017
Young women who have experienced violence may be difficult to detect. In online reader’s queries, they try to put what is going on in their relationship into words.
9 March 2017
Boys and girls perform differently at school, but researchers are uncertain whether this has to do with how they mature.
7 February 2017
In Norway, children under the age of sixteen can now change their legal gender. Anniken Sørlie investigates how the legislation affects the way children and youth perceive their own identity.
27 September 2016
When researchers examined bullying in twenty schools, they were told that the main problem was drama created by the girls. Their findings told a very different story, however.
3 August 2016
Teenagers who send digital messages with sexual contents are far more exposed to violence in love relationships than others.
29 June 2016
When words like ‘gay’, ‘fag’, and ‘lesbo’ are used as insults it is mostly among friends. But that does not make them harmless, according to the Norwegian researcher Hilde Slåtten.
10 March 2016
Girls who perform well, have high ambitions, and eventually get psychological problems are often characterised as too good. However, the good girl syndrome is neither a clinical diagnosis nor an established academic term. What is it with the good girls?
19 November 2015
Reform, the Norwegian resource centre for men, has launched a new website – – to help preschool workers analyse gender in children’s literature. Do the books promote gender equality? Or do they reinforce destructive gender stereotypes?
15 December 2014

According to a new doctoral thesis, the answer to why pupils perform differently in school is not found by looking at girls and boys as separate groups.

16 October 2014

The Norwegian-Pakistani daughters are raised by stay-at-home mothers in gender traditional homes. But following in their mothers footsteps is not an option. Even after having children, they return to their paid jobs.

4 July 2014

Why do we make the choices that we do? Are we born this way or have we become this way? Behavioural economists look for answers through economic and math experiments in the laboratory.

12 May 2014

There is no doubt that boys and girls perform differently at school. But simply looking at gender in order to understand why is not enough.

10 March 2014

Norwegian textbooks juxtapose a positive, liberal Norwegian sexuality with a negative non-Norwegian, often Muslim, sexuality. And nobody agrees on what racism entails or how the topic can be taught in the classroom.



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