Employment policies and data

Mental Health and Work: Denmark

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Published on February 25, 2013

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Tackling mental ill-health of the working-age population is becoming a key issue for labour market and social policies in OECD countries. OECD governments increasingly recognise that policy has a major role to play in keeping people with mental ill-health in employment or bringing those outside of the labour market back to it, and in preventing mental illness. This report on Denmark is the third in a series of reports looking at how the broader education, health, social and labour market policy challenges identified in Sick on the Job? Myths and Realities about Mental Health and Work (OECD, 2012) are being tackled in a number of OECD countries. It concludes that the Danish system has a number of strengths that have yet to be used in a more effective way, but also that quite a few changes are needed in order to raise the labour market particiption of people with mental ill-health.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Foreword
Acronyms and abbreviations
Executive summary
Assessment and recommendations
Mental health and work challenges in Denmark
Young Danes and their transition into the labour market
Flexicurity, productivity and the Danish work environment
Sickness, unemployment and return to work in Denmark
Tackling labour market exit in Denmark due to disability benefit
The interface between the health and the employment systems
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