Labour Market Report 2004 Executive summary The Danish labour force is not significantly better educated than the labour forces of our trading partners'. Several countries are likely to overtake Denmark in the future.

Even if the supply of skilled workers is boosted by giving more people an education, this will not prevent a major decrease in the labour supply in the coming decades.

Although public expenditure for school education is higher in Denmark than in other countries, educational achievements remain very average. At the community level, resources and results don't seem to match either.

Adult education and continuing training is top priority in Denmark - both concerning investments by private companies and by the government. Despite the huge public investments, effects are undocumented.

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Daglig leder af Direktionssekretariatet
Christina Bjørnbak Hallstein
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21. december 2004