Denmark - Inequality greater than many might think - February 28, 2019

According to a new inventory from the Confederation of Trade Unions inequality in the country is greater than many might think and the distance between rich and poor is steadily growing. The richest 10% sits on half of the total wealth. This figure is just one in six numbers that were used for measuring inequality. According to figures from Statistics Denmark, the poorest tenth of the population has on average an overall negative wealth of a total of 246,852 DKK. At the same time, the richest tenth has an average fortune of 5.5 million DKK. The trade union confederation is worried about this development and urges government to take action in the form of an inequality stop and by setting up an inequality commission.

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For more information, please contact the editor Jan Cremers or Sanne van der Gaag, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) cbn-aias@uva.nl or the Head of communications at the ETUI, Willy De Backer wdebacker@etui.org © ETUI


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