Anne Grete Tøge

Anne Grete Tøge
Oslo Metropolitan University

PhD in Social Work and Social Policy

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Publications (39)
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Although interprofessional collaboration is emphasized as important in schools, little is known about how it should be organized. We analyzed the effects of an organizational model of interprofessional collaboration, the LOG model. The model aims to improve interprofessional collaboration by identifying and improving various meeting places for coll...
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Denne artikkelen belyser metodologiske problemstillinger ved eksperimentelle studier på velferds- og utdanningsfeltet. Evalueringer med eksperimentelle design er stadig vanligere på samfunnsvitenskapelige områder, men de kan være utfordrende å gjennomføre. Intervensjonene involverer gjerne flere aktører. De har ulike nivåer av implementering og fle...
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This cluster-randomised study investigated the effects of a Norwegian early warning system, the IKO model. IKO is a Norwegian acronym for identification, assessment, and follow-up, and the model aims to improve schools’ abilities to identify and support students who are at risk of dropping out during the school year. The study involved 7677 first-y...
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This cluster-randomised study analyses the implementation of a family intervention model (the HOLF model) on four target areas: parental employment, the financial and housing situations, and the social inclusion of children. The study compares family coordinators implementing the HOLF model including tools, schemes and supervision structures, with...
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This protocol is for a feasibility study and pilot trial of a multilingual support intervention. The intervention's aim is to improve language training for refugees in Norway by introducing multilingual support assistants using the refugees’ primary languages. The research question for this pilot study is whether a full-scale randomised controlled...
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Purpose This randomized controlled study evaluates the effects of coordinated follow-up within a family intervention project on parents’ participation in activation programs and employment. The trial has been registered on Clinicaltrials.gov (Identifier: NCT03102775). Methods Of 2634 families, 1429 families were randomized to be offered follow-up...
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Samarbeid med profesjoner i og rundt skolen er en forutsetning for at lærere skal kunne gi elevene tilpasset opplæring, men det er uklart hvor tydelig denne sammenhengen er. I denne artikkelen undersøker vi læreres vurderinger av kvalitet i tverrprofesjonelt samarbeid og av deres forventninger om å mestre tilpasset opplæring. Videre undersøkes...
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Family interventions have been introduced in several European countries as social inclusion measures for disadvantaged families. Compared with adult social work, in social work for families, social workers aim to utilise a whole-family approach; they follow up all family members, acknowledge multiple target areas and coordinate the services for the...
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Over the last decades, evidence‐based public policy has emerged as a concept and field of research, presenting methodological approaches from the natural sciences as the ideal. However, empirical and interdisciplinary research on the relationship between methodological approaches and policy impact remains scarce. The aim is to investigate whether t...
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Although a positive working alliance is important for creating changes for families and individuals, little is known about the various factors that improve the alliance between social workers and parents in vulnerable situations. The Norwegian Directorate of Labour and Welfare has developed a model for Holistic follow-up of Low-income Families (the...
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Increased child poverty in Europe has urged the need for poverty alleviating measures , such as family intervention projects. In this project, family coordinators follow-up low-income families on multiple areas. The cluster-randomised evaluation compares effects of governmental and local family intervention projects on social work practices in Norw...
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Increased demand for interprofessional collaboration within the educational field also increases the need for the development and evaluation of interventions to improve collaboration. In Norway, the LOG model was developed and implemented in compulsory schools to facilitate interprofessional collaboration by increasing arenas for more efficient use...
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Policymakers emphasise knowledge-based practices and evaluate their effectiveness. The Norwegian Directorate of Labour and Welfare has developed a model for Comprehensive follow-up of Low-income Families (the so-called HOLF model). The model includes several elements common in social work, such as relational and empowering practices, in addition to...
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I kapitlet undersøker vi hvordan veiledere i NAV vurderer arbeidsrelasjonen til brukere, og hvordan brukere opplever arbeidsrelasjonen til veilederne. NAV-veilederen er bindeleddet mellom brukere og NAV. Brukerveiledningen i NAV skal være kunnskapsbasert og målrettet. Relasjonen mellom veileder og brukere er derfor et sentralt verktøy, i mage tilfe...
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Aims: The so-called 'Great Recession' in Europe triggered widespread concerns about population health, as reflected by an upsurge in empirical research on the health impacts of the economic crisis. A growing body of empirical studies has also been devoted to socioeconomic inequalities in health during the Great Recession. The aim of the current st...
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Using as an example a project where the Norwegian Labor and Welfare Directorate developed a comprehensive model for the follow-up of low-income families, this article demonstrates the process of developing a program theory for policy-initiated interventions. The data consist of interviews with program developers, political documents from early stag...
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This is the protocol for a cluster-randomised study involving 35 Norwegian primary schools (5th–7th grades) participating in a three-year project. The aim is to implement and evaluate the LOG model, a model with the goal of improving inter-professional collaboration in schools. LOG is a Norwegian acronym for Leadership, Organization and Implementat...
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Denne andre rapporten i IKO-prosjektet beskriver implementeringserfaringer og de første effektanalysene basert på forskjellige datakilder. Disse dataene gir oss et bilde om hvordan IKO-modellen har blitt implementert, hvilke erfaringer ansatte har gjort seg i forbindelse med IKO-modellen og hvilke forskjeller vi ser når vi sammenligner det frafalls...
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This is the protocol for a cluster-randomised study involving a total of 42 upper secondary schools in a three-year project. The population for the study comprises all first year teachers and students in 2016 in 42 upper secondary schools; it includes 7681 students and 2075 teachers. While 20 schools have been randomised to the experimental group,...
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Background International comparisons of the disability employment gap are an important driver of policy change. However, previous comparisons have used the European Union Statistics on Income and Living Conditions (EU-SILC), despite known comparability issues. We present new results from the higher-quality European Social Survey (ESS), compare thes...
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This paper presents a protocol for a cluster-randomised study that evaluates the effectiveness of a skill-training programme for social work professionals with the aim of improving the follow-up of low-income families within Norwegian labour and welfare services. The protocol describes the programme as well as the research design of the trial. Whil...
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Aim: The financial crisis that hit Europe in 2007-2008 and the corresponding austerity policies have generated concern about increasing health inequalities, although impacts have been less salient than initially expected. One explanation could be that health inequalities emerged first a few years into the crisis. This study investigates health tren...
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This chapter by Knut Halvorsen, Amy Østertun Geirdal and Anne Grete Tøge critically examines child care policies and programmes in Norway. The experiences of Norwegian children in preschools, schools and families, and the impact on their happiness and mental health, are examined in relation to other European and Western children. The assumption tha...
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Using an example from a recent cluster-randomized controlled trial, we discuss the benefits of the methodological approach but also important aspects that need to be considered when implementing and evaluating complex interventions. The intervention case to be used is a skill training program for social workers, the Comprehensive, Methodological an...
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Social and economic security could be particularly important for health among the unemployed. Nevertheless, knowledge is still lacking as to whether and how different policy contexts affect health when people move into unemployment. This article investigates whether and to what degree the unemployment generosity explains why individual health effec...
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Background Does material deprivation affect the consequences of ill health? Answering this question requires that we move beyond the effects of income. Longitudinal data on material deprivation, longstanding illness and limiting longstanding illness enables investigations of the effects of material deprivation on risk of limiting longstanding illne...
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Background: Unemployment has a number of negative consequences, such as decreased income and poor self-rated health. However, the relationships between unemployment, income, and health are not fully understood. Longitudinal studies have investigated the health effect of unemployment and income separately, but the mediating role of income remains t...
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Background Changes over time in self-rated health (SRH) are increasingly documented during the current economic crisis, though whether these are due to selection, causation, or methodological artefacts is unclear. This study accordingly investigates changes in SRH, and social inequalities in these changes, before and during the economic crisis in 2...
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Using a cluster-randomised design, this study analyses the effects of a government-administered skill training programme for social workers in Norway. The training programme aims to improve social workers' professional competences by enhancing and systematising follow-up work directed towards longer-term unemployed clients in the following areas: e...
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Recent developments within activation policies emphasise tailor-made and individualised services; however, little is known of what the effects of these initiatives are. The aim of this study is to analyse, in a cluster-randomised design, the long-term effects of an individualised follow-up model on welfare recipients’ self-sufficiency. The follow-u...

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The aim of the project is to evaluate the implementation of IPS-Y (Individual Placement and Support for young adults) in Norway during years 2022-2024. The project has three objectives; 1)To study participants transitions to work, apprenticeship and education. 2) To analyse factors contributing to positive results for the participants and 3) To study programme fidelity and how it contributes to the outcomes. The study has a mixed-methods design including registry data, surveys, interviews and observations. The project will contribute to increased knowledge of the IPS-Y method, its implementation and outcomes for young adults.
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- Review research literature - Identify projects with potential effects - Pilot one to three measures - Conduct an RCT of the most potential measure
Archived project
Investigate the role of evaluations in Norwegian social policy agencies