Niels Ploug

Niels Ploug
Statistics Denmark · Social Statistics

Economist, cand.polit

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Danish labour market policies and the Danish flexicurity model were feted during the 1990s when active labour market policies combined with economic policies were able to revitalize the Danish economy and to reduce unemployment from 12.0 per cent to 1.4 per cent by mid-2008. This article explains the background for this development, explains the ma...
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Increasingly flexible labour markets and reforms of old-age pension systems are still ranking high on the political agenda of European countries. This volume investigates whether, and to what extent, the interplay between pension reforms and the spread of 'atypical' employment patterns and fragmented careers has a negative influence uponeconomic se...
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In the Nordic countries child care is universal, of high quality and highly subsidised by the Government. Close to all children in pre-school age attend child care. This paper presents the historical background for the development of child care in the Nordic countries, it present some basic figures on child care take and take up of leave schemes as...
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The story of combining labour market flexibility and economic security in old age is in many ways different in Denmark from other European countries, both in terms of the development of the system and its outcomes. On the one hand, flexibility in the Danish labour market is not linked to the creation of atypical jobs. For more than 50 years, labour...
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This paper is about the most recent reforms of cash benefit systems and the sociopolitical debate in eight European countries. The welfare state and the social security system rank high on the political agenda. After many years of economic crisis, with increasingly widespread unemployment and changed family patterns, the welfare system that develop...
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By analysing pension reforms in three Nordic countries – Denmark, Finland and Sweden that apply different institutional solutions in their old-age security programmes – the paper argues that the political processes that shaped the country-specific pension set-ups in the 1950s and 1960s had important ramifications for the subsequent possibilities to...
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Pension reform in Denmark in the 1990s is of general interest owing to the development of a system of funded, defined contribution pension schemes based on collective agreement between the parties in the labour market. The resulting pension system seems to hold some answers to the critique of funded pension schemes. This paper analyses the process...
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Sumario: This book is a cross-national study of social security in eight Northen European countries: Germany, France, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, Sweden, Finland, Norway and Denmark. The book discusses and analyses the situation, problems, and trands in social security, providing an in-depth discussion of the main trends and challenges in...
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During the preparations for the World Summit for Social Development in Copenhagen the Ministry of Foreign Affairs asked three research institutes to contribute essays on Danish experiences and considerations that might be of interest within the framework of the Social Summit. The papers submitted examine: the rise and development of the welfare sta...
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Članak je posvećen razvoju danskog tržišta rada i politike rada tijekom 1990-ih. U prvom dijelu članka autori objašnjavaju stanje zaštite nezaposlenih početkom 1990- ih i opisuje sustav nezaposlenosti u 1993. Te su godine socijaldemokrati zamijenili konzervativce u danskoj vladi, a njihov je najveći politički prioritet bilo smanjivanje visokih stop...

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NeEDS (Network of European Data Scientists) provides an integrated modelling and computing environment that facilitates data analysis and data visualization to enhance interaction. NeEDS brings together an excellent interdisciplinary research team that integrates expertise from three relevant academic disciplines, Mathematical Optimization, Visualization and Network Science, and is excellently placed to tackle the challenges. NeEDS develops mathematical models, yielding results which are interpretable, easy-to-visualize, and flexible enough to incorporate user knowledge from complex data. These models require the numerical resolution of computationally demanding Mixed Integer Nonlinear Programming formulations, and for this purpose NeEDS develops innovative mathematical optimization based heuristics.