This article explains the main rationale behind the scheme:

Hansen, M. N., Flemmen, M. Ø. & Andersen, P. L. (2009). The Oslo Register Data Class Scheme (ORDC). Final report from the classification project. University of Oslo


Publications that apply the ORDC scheme


Toft, Maren (2022). Quantifying class trajectories: linking topological and temporal accounts. BMS. Bulletin de méthodologie sociologique. doi: 10.1177/07591063221088321.

Toft, Maren & Hansen, Marianne Nordli (2022). Dynastic cores and the borrowed time of newcomers. Wealth accumulation and the Norwegian one percent British Journal of Sociology.  doi: 10.1111/1468-4446.12925.

Alecu, Andrea, Helland, Håvard, Hjellbrekke, Johs., & Jarness, Vegard. (2022). Who you know: The classed structure of social capital. The British Journal of Sociology.

Uvaag, Stian (2022)  Co-occurring occupations among siblings in Norway. Acta Sociologica. doi:10.1177/00016993221095985

Toft, Maren & Jarness, Vegard (2021). Upper-class romance: homogamy at the apex of the class structureEuropean Societies. 23:1, 71-97, doi: 10.1080/14616696.2020.1823009.

Ellingsæter, Anne Lise; Kitterød, Ragni Hege & Hansen, Marianne Nordli (2021). How does parental time relate to social class in a Nordic welfare state? Acta Sociologica.  p. 1–16. doi: 10.1177/00016993211052079.

Hansen, Marianne Nordli & Toft, Maren (2021). Wealth Accumulation and Opportunity Hoarding: Class-Origin Wealth Gaps over a Quarter of a Century in a Scandinavian Country. American Sociological Review. Vol. 86(4) 603–638. doi: 10.1177/00031224211020012.

Toft, M. & Friedman, S. (2021). Family wealth and the class ceiling: The propulsive power of the bank of mum and dadSociology Vol. 55(1) 90–109. doi: 10.1177/0038038520922537

Hansen, Marianne Nordli & Strømme, Thea Bertnes (2021). Historical change in an elite profession—Class origins and grades among law graduates over 200 years. British Journal of Sociology. ISSN 0007-1315. 72(3), p. 651–671. doi: 10.1111/1468-4446.12852.

Strømme, T. (2019). Vocational and academic decisions in ‘classed’ school environments. Journal of Education and Work. 20(3):  197-211. doi: 10.1080/13639080.2020.1754365

Strømme, T. (2019). Educational aspirations and decisions in Barcelona, Spain and Bergen, Norway: the significance of class and class fractions, Journal of Youth Studies. doi 10.1080/13676261.2020.1741526  

Seehus, S. (2019). Social class background and gender‐(a)typical choices of fields of study in higher education, British Journal of Sociology, 70(4): 1349-1373.

Jarness, V., Pedersen, W. & Flemmen, M. (2019). The discreet charm of the children of the bourgeoisie: economic capital and its symbolic expressions at an elite business school, British Journal of Sociology, 70(4): 1402-1423.

Jarness, V. & Flemmen, M. (2019). A struggle on two fronts: boundary drawing in the lower region of the social space and the symbolic market for ‘down‐to‐earthness. British Journal of Sociology, 70(1):166-189.

Hansen, M. & Wiborg, Ø. (2019). The Accumulation and Transfers of Wealth: Variations by Social Class. European Sociological Review, 35(6): 874–893.

Toft, M. (2018). Mobility closure in the upper class: assessing time and forms of capital. British Journal of Sociology. doi: 10.1111/1468-4446.12362

Toft, M. (2018). Upper-class trajectories: capital-specific pathways to power. Socio-economic review 16(2), 341- 364.

Toft, M. & Flemmen, M. (2018). The gendered reproduction of the upper class. In Olav Korsnes; Johan Heilbron; Johannes Hjellbrekke; Felix Bühlmann & Mike Savage (ed.),  New Directions in Elite Studies.  Routledge.  s 113 - 133

Flemmen, M. & Haakestad, H. (2018). Class and politics in twenty-first Century Norway: a homology of positions and position-taking. European Societies. 20(3), s 401- 423.

Flemmen, M., Toft, M., Andersen, P. L., Hansen, M. N. & Ljunggren, J. (2017). Forms of Capital and modes of closure in upper class reproduction. Sociology 51(6), s 1277- 1298.

Toft, M. & Ljunggren, J. (2016).  Geographies of class advantage: The influence of adolescent neighbourhoods in Oslo. Urban Studies. 53(14), s 2939- 2955.

Ljunggren, J. (2016). Economic rewards in the cultural upper class: The impact of social origin on income within the Norwegian field of culture. Poetics. 57 s- 14-26.

Ljunggren, J. & Andersen, P.L. (2015). Vertical and Horizontal Segregation: Spatial Class Divisions in Oslo 1970-2003. International Journal of Urban and Regional Research 39(2), s 305-322

Hansen, Marianne Nordli (2011). Finnes det en talentreserve? : betydningen av klassebakgrunn og karakterer for oppnådd utdanning. [Is there a talent reserve? The impact of class origin and graden on educational attainment] Søkelys på arbeidslivet. ISSN 1504-8004. 28(3), s 173- 189

Andersen, Patrick Lie & Hansen, Marianne Nordli (2011). Class and Cultural Capital—The Case of Class Inequality in Educational Performance. . European Sociological Review. ISSN 0266-7215.

Hansen, Marianne Nordli & Wiborg, Øyvind (2010). Klassereisen - mer vanlig i dag?, I: Kenneth Dahlgren & Jørn Ljunggren (red.), Klassebilder: Ulikhet og sosial mobilitet i Norge. Universitetsforlaget. ISBN 978-82-15-01580-4. Kapittel 14. s 197 - 212

Flemmen, M. (2009). Den økonomiske overklassens sosiale lukning [Social closure in the economic upper class] i Tidsskrift for samfunnsforskning 2009 (4).

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