A system that works

Anna Kelsey-Sugg

Denmark has in place a social system that keeps unemployment low, wages high, and job prospects flexible and secure.

How's this for an attractive set of statistics: the second-lowest unemployment rate in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD); some of the most equal wealth distribution in the world; the most flexible labour market in Europe; a ranking of third in the World Economic Forum's Global Competitiveness Index and wages about 70% above the OECD average. Could Denmark be too good to be true? The countr...

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