Denmark -Widening of the income gap -January 20, 2014

In a country survey, the OECD said that the country’s weak productivity growth over the past 20 years has led to a widening of the income gap in relation to other OECD countries. The OECD looked positively upon ongoing reforms of compulsory education and of the vocational education and training system and expects these reforms will raise the skills of youth and improve transitions to the labour market. A recent reform of the flexjob and disability programmes ‘should help to better activate skills if adequately implemented’.



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