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Can Denmark’s Flexicurity System Be Replicated In Developing Countries? The Case Of Turkey

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  • Gundogan, Naci

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Finding a new balance between flexibility and security is a big challenge for all. According to the European Council “Providing the right balance between flexibility and security will support the competitiveness of firms, increase quality and productivity at work and help firms and workers to adapt to economic change”. Denmark provides an interesting combination of high labor market dynamism and relatively high social protection –the so-called flexicurity approach. The Danish model of flexicurity points to a third way between the flexibility often attributed to deregulated Anglo-Saxon countries and strict job protection characterising Southern European countries. In this paper, the Danish case of flexicurity will be analyzed and the answers of these questions will be searched: Can a new balance between flexibility and security solve labor market problems of developing world? Can Denmark’s flexicurity system be replicated in developing countries? Can a new flexicurity system be improved for developing countries?

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 17470.

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Keywords: Flexicurity; Labor Market; Developing Countries; Danish Model;

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