National Social Report 2014


The Danish society is characterised by a universal approach to welfare aimed at providing equal opportunities for all citizens. The Danish welfare system is based on a platform of sound government finances, high employment rates and a well-functioning labour market combined with an efficient and well-functioning public sector. The Government is working to improve the living conditions for the most disadvantaged and vulnerable groups, provide equal opportunities for all children and adolescents and reduce the steadily growing number of citizens in active employment who rely on transfer incomes. Additionally, the Government strives to ensure that everyone is guaranteed high-quality health care treatment and that inequality in health is reduced. Everyone, regardless of financial resources, should have equal access to high-quality health care services.