CARMA - Centre for Labour Market Research

  • Denmark

Organization profile

Organisation profile

The Centre for Labour Market Research at Aalborg University (CARMA, Center for Arbejdsmarkedsforskning ved Aalborg Universitet) is a nationally leading and international research centre on the labour market, labour market policy, evaluation, industrial relations and adult vocational training. CARMA is conducting multi-disciplinary research with analysis having both functional and redistributional rationale. Members of the research group have an educational background in economics, political science, public administration, and sociology. Both grounded, strategic and applied research is carried out.

Founded in the early 1980s, CARMA achieved a reputation as a leading national research centre and is widely known in Danish media and to public institutions. Members of the research group are very active in dissemination of research results and in participating in public debates. During the last two decades, CARMA has achieved an international reputation as well. The profile of CARMA is a focused reflection of three program areas: (1) Industrial and employment relations, (2) labour market policy and (3) labour market and working life studies.

The research of CARMA is to comply with - and eventually improve - international standards for empirical and theoretical studies of labour market developments and related policies. A “mixed standard” of methods is in use, including both quantitative and qualitative research methods.

Recent and ongoing studies include improvement of the operation of jobcentres (LISES/CUBB projects), measures to help people with disabilities (project on disabled people and employment), changes in wage earner values and interests (APL project) and interplay between employment, industrial and educational policies (Kompetenceforsyning-Midt project).

The research center has a leadership divided between professor Henning Jørgensen (autumn 2019), professor Thomas Bredgaard (spring 2020) and professor Flemming Larsen (autumn 2020).

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Denmark Social Sciences
employment policy Social Sciences
welfare state Social Sciences
labor market Social Sciences
welfare Social Sciences
employment service Social Sciences
activation Social Sciences
reform Social Sciences

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Projects 1999 2022

Research Output 1979 2020

Dansk model vendt på hovedet

Jørgensen, H., 25 Feb 2020, In : Nordjyske Stiftstidende. Zoom

Research output: Contribution to journalContribution to newspaper - Feature articleCommunication

Den Grønlandske Arbejdskraftsundersøgelse

Høgedahl, L. & Krogh, C., 1 Jan 2020, 72 p.

Research output: Book/ReportReportResearchpeer-review

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Fagbevægelsen har muligvis gang i et offensivt comeback - og det vil man se til de kommende overenskomstforhandlinger

Jørgensen, H., 17 Jan 2020, In : Raeson. 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalContribution to newspaper - Feature articleCommunication

Prizes

Lærebogsprisen, Særpris

Iben Nørup (Recipient), Stine Rasmussen (Recipient), Jan Holm Ingemann (Recipient) & Lena Kjeldsen (Recipient), 2016

Prize: Educational prizes

Ole Haslunds Rejselegat

Henning Jørgensen (Recipient), 2012

Prize: Scholarships

Activities 1978 2020

Nordic Working Life Conference 2020

Thomas Bredgaard (Participant)
10 Jun 202012 Jun 2020

Activity: Attending an eventConference organisation or participation

Tidsskrift for Velferdsforskning (Journal)

Thomas Bredgaard (Peer reviewer)
1 Jan 2020

Activity: Editorial work and peer reviewPeer review of manuscriptsResearch

Nordic Working Life Conference 2020

Thomas Bredgaard (Participant)
1 Jan 2020

Activity: Attending an eventConference organisation or participation

Press / Media

Mere i løn og mere barsel til 150.000 privatansatte

Laust Høgedahl

26/02/2020

1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media

Øremærket barsel varsler nye tider for kvinder med lederdrømme

Anette Borchorst

26/02/2020

1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media

Hjørring jubler - lignende indsats kikser i Vordingborg

Rasmus Lind Ravn

25/02/2020

1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media