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Low-Wage Work in Denmark (Russell Sage Foundation Study)

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The Danish economy offers a dose of American labor market flexibility inside a European welfare state. The Danish government allows employers a relatively high level of freedom to dismiss workers, but also provides generous unemployment insurance. Widespread union coverage and an active system of collective bargaining help regulate working conditions in the absence of strong government regulation. Denmark's rate of low-wage work--8.5 percent--is the lowest of the five countries under analysis. In Low-Wage Work in Denmark, a ...