Policies for long-term unemployed in Denmark

Here is an intersting clip from the New York Times website that looks at the Danish model for dealing with the unemployed. In Denmark unemployment is at 4.2% which is well below the EU average of 9.7%. When you become unemployed you are guaranteed 70% of your income for 2 years – was 4 years before the financial crisis. They also spend big money on education and training. How do they fund this? Income tax rates range from 42.9% – 63% and not surprisingly it is the most taxed country in the world. Click here to see the video clip.

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