Tilbagetrækning mellem flexicurity og økonomisk råderum

Per H. Jensen, Fritz von Nordheim

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Resumé

Denmark is renowned for its flexicurity model and for the fiscal and social sustainability of its pension system. The first epitomized by low levels of employment protection balanced by generous unemployment and early retirement benefits. The second by a good combination of tax financed public and prefunded private pillars. Over the last decades, however, the quality of unemployment benefits has eroded. Likewise, opportunities for early retirement have been reduced and the state pension age has been linked to development in life expectancy thus limiting average pension years to 14½ . The aim has been to increase labor supply and reduce public spending on welfare benefits in order to create a fiscal room for maneuvering, allowing politicians to improve the quality of welfare services – or introduce tax-cuts.
The reforms tend to undermine the flexicurity model and cause trade unions to call for better employment protection. At the same time, the expectation that the average retirement age will continue to rise in line with the ever-higher pension age is unrealistic. Instead, an expanding gap between the two will result in ever-greater inequalities between pensioners. Reforms will not deliver the expected fiscal room for maneuvering, but merely undermine flexicurity and the pension system’s social sustainability.
OriginalsprogDansk
TidsskriftNordisk Välfärdsforskning
ISSN2464-4161
StatusAccepteret/In press - 2020

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