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 service Social Sciences
activation Social Sciences
labor market Social Sciences
welfare state Social Sciences
welfare Social Sciences
employment policy Social Sciences
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Projects 1999 2022

Et bedre match imellem personer med bevægelseshandicap og arbejdsmarkedet

Bredgaard, T., Shamshiri-Petersen, D., Salado-Rasmussen, J., Amby, F., Kjeldsen, L., Thuesen, F. & Holt, H.

Bevica Fonden, Det Frie Forskningsråd


Project: Research

Research Output 1979 2019

1. maj eller mig, mig, mig?

Høgedahl, L., 1 May 2019, In : Nordjyske Stiftstidende.

Research output: Contribution to journalContribution to newspaper - Feature articleCommunication

Attitudes and behaviour of employers towards recruitment of persons with disabilities

Bredgaard, T. & Salado-Rasmussen, J., 17 Oct 2019, p. 1-20. 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to conference without publisher/journalPaper without publisher/journalResearchpeer-review

Atypical labour markets in Denmark

Rasmussen, S., Larsen, T. P., Ilsøe, A. & Madsen, P. K., Mar 2019, In : Nordic Future of Work. 5, 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalLetterResearchpeer-review

Open Access


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

Aktivering af arbejdsgiverne i arbejdsmarkedspolitikken

Thomas Bredgaard (Lecturer)
31 Oct 2019

Activity: Talks and presentationsConference presentations

European center of expertise in the field of labour law, employment and labour market policies

Thomas Bredgaard (Consultant)
1 Oct 201930 Nov 2019

Activity: Public/private sector consultancy and other employmentConsultancy

Press / Media

Farvel til velfærdsstaten - husk din forsikring

Henning Jørgensen & Mads Peter Klindt


1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media

Opgørelse: 3F slår kristelig overenskomst på 20 ud af 30 punkter

Laust Høgedahl


3 items of Media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media