Arnfinn H. Midtbøen earned his Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Oslo in 2013. Midtbøen works on a broad set of research issues related to immigration, citizenship, integration and discrimination in the labour market. Currently, he is head of a large-scale research project on descendants of immigrants in education and working life in Norway, and with colleagues in the US, the UK and the Netherlands he works on meta-analyses of audit and correspondence studies of racial and ethnic discrimination...


Migration processes
Migration consequences (for migrants, sending and receiving countries)
Migration governance
Cross-cutting topics in migration research


  • Institute for Social Research

    Research Institute, Oslo, Norway
    Research Professor


Do terrorist attacks affect ethnic discrimination in the labour market? Evidence from two randomized field experiments

Authors Gunn Elisabeth Birkelund, Tak Wing Chan, Elisabeth Ugreninov, ...
Year 2019
Citations (WoS) 2
1 Journal Article

The Invisible Second Generation? Statistical Discrimination and Immigrant Stereotypes in Employment Processes in Norway

Authors Arnfinn H. Midtboen
Year 2014
Journal Name Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies
Citations (WoS) 11
2 Journal Article

The context of employment discrimination: interpreting the findings of a field experiment

Authors Arnfinn H. Midtboen
Year 2015
Citations (WoS) 9
3 Journal Article

The making and unmaking of ethnic boundaries in the public sphere: The case of Norway

Authors Arnfinn H. Midtboen
Year 2018
Journal Name Ethnicities
Citations (WoS) 5
4 Journal Article

Ethnicity as skill: immigrant employment hierarchies in Norwegian low-wage labour markets

Authors Arnfinn H. Midtboen, Jon Horgen Friberg
Year 2018
Journal Name Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies
Citations (WoS) 8
5 Journal Article

Meta-analysis of field experiments shows no change in racial discrimination in hiring over time

Authors Lincoln Quillian, Devah Pager, Ole Hexel, ...
Year 2017
Journal Name Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS)
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6 Journal Article

Boundary Struggles: Contestations of free speech in the Norwegian public sphere

Authors Arnfinn H. Midtbøen, Kari Steen-Johnsen, Kjersti Thorbjørnsrud
Year 2017
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7 Book

Social Investment in Gender Equality? Changing Perspectives on Work and Welfare in Norway

Authors Arnfinn H. Midtbøen, Mari Teigen
Year 2014
Journal Name NORA - Nordic Journal of Feminist and Gender Research
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8 Journal Article

Ethnic niche formation at the top? Second-generation immigrants in Norwegian high-status occupations

Authors Arnfinn H. Midtbøen, Marjan Nadim
Year 2019
Journal Name Ethncic and Racial Studies
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9 Journal Article
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