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Northern Lights on PISA 2006
			: Differences and similarities in the Nordic countries

Northern Lights on PISA 2006 : Differences and similarities in the Nordic countries »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Author(s): Tomas Matti

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2009

ISBN: 9789289318815

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, Anthology, Syllabuses, PISA 2006, Socio-economic Status, Third Edition, Faroe Islands

Much is similar in the Nordic countries. But much is also different. The purpose of this anthology is to study the Nordic countries from some different perspectives by using data from PISA 2006. How different are t...

Sports Nutrition Products
			: A Nordic Consumer Study

Sports Nutrition Products : A Nordic Consumer Study »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Author(s): Mari Bjerck , Siv Elin Ånestad , Benedicte Hauge , and Alexander Schjøll

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2009

ISBN: 9789289318600

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, Consumers' Behaviours, Sports Nutrition, Ethnographic, Nutrition Products, Weight-lifting, Bicycling

This report examines the Nordic consumers' behaviours and attitudes in the sports nutrition category. The methodological approach has consisted of three components, two focus groups with users of sports nutrition p...

Products in household waste
			: An exploratory study in the Nordic Countries

Products in household waste : An exploratory study in the Nordic Countries »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Author(s): Thomas Lindhqvist , and Åke Thidell

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2009

ISBN: 9789289318525

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, Household Waste, Waste Flow Composition, Electrical Equipment, Electronic Equipment, Furniture, Waste Analysis

The generation of household waste is increasing at least as fast as consumption. More and more products are produced, bought, consumed and discarded. The question is where do all these products end up? The aim of t...

Abatement control and regulation of emission and ambient concentration of odour and allergens from livestock farming

Abatement control and regulation of emission and ambient concentration of odour and allergens from livestock farming »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Author(s): Mona Arnold , Albert Bleeker , Jakob Bønløkke , Ole Hertel , Per Løfstrøm , Katja Pupiti , Torben Sigsgaard , and Peter Vangsbo Madsen

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2009

ISBN: 9789289318372

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, Population, Health Impact, Agricultural Sector, Animal Households, Urban Population, Bioaerosols

There is a growing concern in the population in the Nordic countries regarding the health impact in connection with the releases of odour and bioaerosols as allergens and other compounds from the agricultural secto...

Alkaloids in edible lupin seeds
			: A toxicological review and recommendations

Alkaloids in edible lupin seeds : A toxicological review and recommendations »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Author(s): Jørn Gry , and Kirsten Pilegaard

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2009

ISBN: 9789289318020

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, Toxicity Data, Natural Toxicants, Lupin Seeds, Quinolizidin Alkaloids, Substituting Wheat, Safe Use

The report reviews the toxicity data on inherent natural toxicants in lupin seeds, especially quinolizidin alkaloids. Lupin seeds are increasingly used in the Nordic countries, partially substituting wheat flour in...

Flexible emission fees
			: An incentive for driving sustainable production and consumption

Flexible emission fees : An incentive for driving sustainable production and consumption »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Author(s): Magnus Enell

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2012

ISBN: 9789289323352

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, Green Economy, Price of Pollution, Pollution Fees, Flexible Fee, Höglund, Price Discovery

This report explores the urgent question of how to transition to a green economy. If the price of pollution becomes the same as the price to not pollute, i.e. the investment required for a non-polluting solution, c...

Valuation of Ecosystem Services from Nordic Watersheds
			: From awareness raising to policy support? (VALUESHED)

Valuation of Ecosystem Services from Nordic Watersheds : From awareness raising to policy support? (VALUESHED) »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Author(s): Silje Holen , Henrik Lindhjem , Kristin Magnussen , and David N. Barton

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2012

ISBN: 9789289323192

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, Monetary Indicators, Capturing Value, Policy-makers, Priority Setting, Economic Valuation, Instrument Design

The emergence of the ecosystem services concept suggests that economic valuation studies are already fulfilling a role in raising awareness by demonstrating the loss of nature's goods and services using monetary in...

Northern Lights on PISA 2009 - focus on reading

Northern Lights on PISA 2009 - focus on reading »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Author(s): Niels Egelund

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2012

ISBN: 9789289323048

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, Weak Readers, Gender Issues, Basic Reading Skills, Word Decoding, Vocabulary Knowledge, Immigrant

This report aims to identify and analyze specific Nordic reading results and trends from 2000 to 2009. There is focus on weak readers and gender issues, and there are results from an analysis of two Danish national...

Young workers occupational safety and health risks in the Nordic countries

Young workers occupational safety and health risks in the Nordic countries »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Author(s): Elizabeth Bengtsen , Elisabeth Framke , Pete Kines , and Anne Salmi

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2013

ISBN: 9789289326155

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, Working Environment, Swedish Presidency, Swedish ILO Committee, NIVA, OSH, Youth Employment

An attractive working environment that is inclusive and prevents work-related health problems is important to ensure that as many as possible can participate in the working life. During the Swedish presidency in th...

Scandinavia's Population Groups Originating from Developing Countries: Change and Integration

Scandinavia's Population Groups Originating from Developing Countries: Change and Integration »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Author(s): Pieter Bevelander , Inge Dahlstedt , Marc Eskelund , Kasper Gehrke Pedersen , Rasmus H. Bilde , Miroslav Macura , Line Møller Hansen , and Lars Østby

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2013

ISBN: 9789289325981

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, Scandinavia, Labour Demands, Family Reunification, Political Conflicts, Political Agenda, Labour Market

Scandinavia's foreign-origin population has steadily increased over the past six decades. Migration flows into the region have been linked to societal phenomena such as growing labour demands, family reunification...