Ana Claudia Alfieri and Jens Matthiessen (Directorate General for Economic and Financial Affairs)
Immigrants in Denmark - improving integration to sustain the welfare state(83 kB)
(Country Focus. 19. December 2005.
Brussels. 6pp. Tab. Free.)
ISSN: (internet) 1725-8375
Denmark is facing the challenge of an ageing population and the consequences of increasing immigration. The Danish universal welfare state, which includes a rather compressed wage structure and high welfare benefits, requires a broad tax base and a relatively low dependency ratio to be sustainable.
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