Danish firms are close to the technological frontier compared to other OECD countries, making the introduction of new – potentially disruptive – technologies key to boost productivity growth.
The Danish economy has been growing above 2% in recent years and the steady expansion is projected to continue. Living standards and wellbeing rank among the highest across OECD countries in most dimensions.
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This country note from Going for Growth 2017 for Denmark identifies and assesses progress made on key reforms to boost long-term growth, improve competitiveness and productivity and create jobs.
Although Denmark is one of the least unequal countries in the world, it has like many other OECD countries experienced a rise in income inequality. But by exactly how much has the Gini coefficient risen over the last decades?
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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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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.