Anders Bakken is senior researcher at the Section for Youth Research at Norwegian Social Research (NOVA), Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences. He has been carrying out research regarding social inequality in school achievement among youth and different research projects about living conditions among young people in Norway. During the last 15 years, he has been in charge of several research based evaluations of educational reforms in Norway. Currently, he is project manager for Ungdata, local youth surveys carried out in more than 350 municipalities all over Norway. From 2010-14 he was research director for the Youth research section at NOVA.