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Back to Work Back to Work: Denmark: Improving the Re-employment Prospects of Displaced Workers
Contributor(s): Oecd (Author)

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ISBN: 926426745X     ISBN-13: 9789264267459
Publisher: Org. for Economic Cooperation & Development
OUR PRICE: $34.20  

Binding Type: Paperback - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: December 2016
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BISAC Categories:
- Business & Economics | Labor
- Business & Economics | Development - Economic Development
LCCN: 2014491552
Physical Information: 0.33" H x 6.14" W x 9.21" L (0.50 lbs) 156 pages
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Job displacement (involuntary job loss due to firm closure or downsizing) affects many workers over the course of their working lives. Displaced workers may face long periods of unemployment and, even when they find new jobs, tend to be paid less than in the jobs they held prior to displacement. Helping displaced workers get back into good jobs quickly should be a key goal of labour market policy. This report is the sixth in a series of reports looking at how this challenge is being tackled in a number of OECD countries. It shows that Denmark has effective policies in place to quickly assist people who are losing their jobs, in terms of both providing good re-employment support and securing adequate income in periods of unemployment. Despite a positive institutional framework, a sound collaboration between social partners and a favourable policy set-up, there is room to improve policies targeted to displaced workers as not every worker in Denmark can benefit from the same amount of support. In particular, workers affected by collective dismissals in larger firms receive faster and better support than those in small firms or involved in small or individual dismissals. Blue-collar workers are also treated less favourably than white-collar workers. More generally, low-skilled and older displaced workers struggle most to re-enter the labour market.

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