The Norwegian model

Historical background, development and present-day Norwegian welfare state.

The Norwegian model

The term refers to how the society is organized in Norway. The model is based on the fundamental values of democracy, human rights, solidarity and trust. The goal of the model is personal freedom, social equality and economic growth.

It describes the interaction between the factors of economic policies, the cooperation between employer organizations and the main trade unions to decide wages and work hours, work life balance and the public welfare system. The result is that the model has contributed to high emplyment, economic development and a high standard of life.

The Norwegian welfare system

The comprehensive welfare state is based on the National Insurance Scheme.

Visit the section for health care and welfare to learn about the welfare model, your rights and your duties.

Safe jobs, working condition and taxes

Visit the section for contracts, taxes and employee rights for more information

Kindergarten and the school system in Oslo

Visit the children and families section for Information

Interesting in depth articles can be used for in debth information about the Norwegian civil society and the welfare state.