• Claus Brandt Rasmussen
4. term, Public Administration and Social Science (Master Programme)
Changes – Is the miracle shops days over? An analysis of a multidimensionel pressue on the danish flexicurity model In the late 1990’es and to present day the Danish labour market has been known as the miracle shop, because it has succeed in Denmark to combine economy growth with cut unemployment from 12 percent in 1993 to 3,7 percent in 2007. This has given the Danish labour market model quirt some notice throughout Europe because many of the countries in Europe are fighting with the same problem themselves. It seems like every thing about the Danish flexicurity model is just perfect and Denmark has become the role model for all Europe. Everybody is this day coming to Denmark study “The Danish Way but life is not a fairy tale and the Danish flexicurity model is not perfect it is also faced the changes. My analyses demonstrate that there are pressures on all tree key-elements of the Danish flexicurity model. The flexible labour market is getting pressure from tree different levels from the EU regulation, from the Danish political system and from the declining support to the trade unions. This is rocking the foundation of the Danish labour market model. The next pressure point is the declining support to the unemployment-benefits system. The support is declining because of unemployment-benefits system is unable to keep to with the growth in salaries. Thereby is the whole flexibility and security nexus of the Danish flexicurity model under pressure. Finally, the active labour market policies have undergone some changes that it now is putting some of the flexibility under pressure. My general conclusion is that the main challenges to the Danish flexicurity model are in the main axis of the Danish flexicurity model between and within the flexible labour market and unemployment-benefits system.
Publication date2007
Number of pages75
Publishing institutionAalborg Universitet
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