The Norwegian welfare system was created to ensure the wellbeing of a population largely living within state borders. But the group of people who take state benefits abroad is growing. Bridging social security with cross-border living, these ‘transnationals’ deal with complex regulations and tough decision-making. In the trust-based Norwegian welfare system, bureaucrats and transnational peers evaluate when social security export is, or is not, in line with certain moral principles underlying the provision and use of social welfare.
Talleraas, Cathrine & Lubomiła Korzeniewska (2018) The Morality of Transnational Social Security: When is it fair to export Norwegian social security benefits?, PRIO Policy Brief, 6. Oslo: PRIO.