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This report analyses the results of an electronically-delivered test in science literacy pioneered by PISA in Denmark, Iceland and Korea. It presents 15-year-olds’ achievement scores and explains the impact of information communication technologies on both males’ and females’ science skills
Denmark is at the forefront of efforts made by countries around the world to provide and use e-government services; and e-government in Denmark is clearly positioned to foster a more efficient and effective public sector and to provide services that are more responsive to the users’ needs.
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This note is taken from Chapter 3 of Economic Policy Reforms: Going for Growth 2010.
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The immigrant population in Denmark is one of the smallest in Western Europe, but it is made up of highly diverse groups coming from about 200 different countries.
OECD has launched a series of reports in 16 countries including Denmark. Each report contains a survey of the main barriers to employment for young people, an assessment of the adequacy and effectiveness of existing measures to improve the transition from school to work.
The Danish economy has been hard hit during the global crisis. Substantial measures have been taken to combat its effects. Going forward, the main challenges include restoring fiscal sustainability, raising productivity growth and improving education outcomes.
The Danish economy is going through a deep and protracted recession but the authorities have taken substantial measures to combat it. Further policies are required to minimise adverse long-term consequences on growth.
Labour productivity decelerated due to a slowdown in capital deepening related to the trend increase in employment. Policies in the areas of research and development, innovation, entrepreneurship, product market regulation and taxation could raise productivity growth.
Human capital has traditionally been a strong point for the Danish economy, boosting income levels and the economy’s capacity to adjust, but there is room for improvement. Key education policy issues that need attention comprise learning outcomes and completion rates.
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In Denmark, nearly all public services for individuals and families are delegated to local authorities, resulting in high quality and flexible delivery. The financing of these services is mostly ensured by tax revenues determined by the individual local authority but linked to the central government income tax. Local accountability in this regard has recently been called into question. Although local borrowing is strictly controlled,