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Denmark

  • Morten Balle Hansen
  • Vibeke Normann Andersen
Part of the Public Sector Organizations book series (PSO)

Abstract

The Danish state administration is part of a large public sector that since a large-scale amalgamation reform in 2007 is organized in one state administration, five regions and 98 municipalities. Since the 1980s, almost one-third of the Danish workforce, measured as full-time employees, has been employed in the public sector, the majority providing welfare services in municipalities and regional healthcare. Approximately 15–20 per cent of full-time public positions are jobs defined as public administration as opposed to service production. Most of them are employed in the state administration (Hansen 2011b; Statistics-DK 2010).

Keywords

Legal Status Agency Autonomy Ministerial Rule State Administration Autonomy Index 
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© Morten Balle Hansen and Vibeke Normann Andersen 2012

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  • Morten Balle Hansen
  • Vibeke Normann Andersen

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