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Immigrants in Denmark - improving integration to sustain the welfare state

Author(s): Ana Claudia Alfieri and Jens Matthiessen (Directorate General for Economic and Financial Affairs)

Immigrants in Denmark - improving integration to sustain the welfare statepdf(85 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 

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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(Country Focus 19. December 2005. Brussels. 6pp. Tab. Free.)

ISSN (internet) 1725-8375 (online)

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