Youth Unemployment and the Skills Mismatch in Denmark

09-03-2015

This document, provided by Policy Department A to the Committee on Employment and Social Affairs, gives an overview of the current labour market situation in Denmark with a focus on youth unemployment and related policy measures. It furthermore presents data on future skills mismatch and the various Danish reforms to tackle the challenge of a rising demand for highly skilled workers. Finally it discusses some policy lessons that can be drawn from the Danish experience.

This document, provided by Policy Department A to the Committee on Employment and Social Affairs, gives an overview of the current labour market situation in Denmark with a focus on youth unemployment and related policy measures. It furthermore presents data on future skills mismatch and the various Danish reforms to tackle the challenge of a rising demand for highly skilled workers. Finally it discusses some policy lessons that can be drawn from the Danish experience.