Denmark a Nordic Welfare State - Are the Active Labour Market Policy Withering Away?

@article{Greve2012DenmarkAN,
  title={Denmark a Nordic Welfare State - Are the Active Labour Market Policy Withering Away?},
  author={Bent Greve},
  journal={The Open Social Science Journal},
  year={2012},
  volume={5},
  pages={15-23}
}
  • B. Greve
  • Published 30 November 2012
  • Political Science
  • The Open Social Science Journal
Denmark has been portrayed as a country with a focus on full employment, gender equality and high level of participation on the labour market. It has historically further been built upon consensus and class-compromises and known for flexi-curity. The active labour market policy has focused on how to ensure not only a work-first approach, but that a constant upgrading of qualifications would guarantee that the individual citizen could have the qualification to enter and to stay on the labour… 

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