The Demand for the Public Sector in the Rich Welfare State of Denmark: Two Polls from 1990

Part of the International Studies in Economics and Econometrics book series (ISEE, volume 28)


The main part of this paper is an analysis of two polls trying to measure how much public sector people demand in Denmark, one of the 3 to 5 most developed welfare states in the world. The Danish public sector level is 10% (of GDP) higher than the one of the average OECD country - or even 20% higher if the countries are weighted according to size. TheAppendixcontains a mini-history of the Danish public sector with a bit of background for the foreign reader, who should probably begin here. Three main themes emerge from this history.


Public Sector Welfare State Political Preference Social Democratic Party Progress Party 
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