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This paper delivers a broad assessment of income inequality in Denmark.
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The generous Danish welfare state relies on a high degree of labour force participation both for financing and in order to ensure social cohesion.
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The Danish financial sector is big and there is a high degree of inter-connectedness between banks, mortgage institutions and pension funds.
Denmark’s economic prospects are improving, but further reforms are needed to maintain the country’s high living standards and ensure the well-being of all citizens, according to a new report from the OECD.
Danes enjoy high living standards and wellbeing, not the least because of the reform willingness of their governments. Yet, the economic recovery has been fragile and GDP per capita is still below its precrisis levels, although Gross National Income has received a boost from favourable term of trade developments.
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This country note from Going for Growth 2015 for Denmark identifies and assesses progress made on key reforms to boost long-term growth, improve competitiveness and productivity and create jobs.
Surveys suggest that Denmark ranks close to or slightly above the OECD average in terms of student and adult skills, even though Denmark spends more than many OECD countries on education, labour market policies and adult learning. Sluggish productivity growth over the past two decades raises the question of how to develop better skills and use them more efficiently to achieve stronger and more inclusive growth.
Danish productivity has grown only weakly over the past two decades, both historically and in relation to other countries, despite sound policies and institutions. Denmark needs to continue its efforts to reap the benefits of globalisation, which would contribute to invigorating productivity growth.