Friday, February 24, 2012
[IWS] Dublin Foundation: Active inclusion of young people with disabilities or health problems: Denmark [24 February 2012]
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European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions (Dublin Foundation)
Active inclusion of young people with disabilities or health problems: Denmark [24 February 2012]
[full-text, 40 pages]
Author: Steen, Lena
Summary: Denmark is a welfare society. The current aspiration of Danish disability policy is equal treatment for all, regardless of physical or mental capacity. This objective is the result of an evolutionary process, the effect of which is that people with disabilities are increasingly integrated into society and into the open labour market. In Denmark, labour market policy is targeted at integration and retention. Based on the principle of compensation, society offers people with disabilities a range of services in order to limit the consequences of impairment as much as possible and also to provide disabled people, as far possible, with equal opportunities on the open labour market. The social system therefore offers a combination of income protection and employment activation.
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