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Denmark world's fourth best place to live: UN

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Denmark world's fourth best place to live: UN
More than 60 percent of adult Danes are enrolled in some form of education. Photo: Ministry of Education
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Denmark is now the world's fourth best country to live in after leaping six places in the UN's annual human development report, overtaking Germany, the United States and The Netherlands.
According to the UN Development Programme's Human Development Report 2015, Denmark is now only beaten by Norway, Australia and Switzerland, in what it can provide to its citizens. 
 
The report particularly praised Denmark's much vaunted “flexicurity” system, under which employees can be easily hired and fired but are protected by generous unemployment benefits and training schemes.  
 
“Denmark is making strides providing security alongside re-skilling and skills upgrading in an increasingly flexible job market,” the report reads. 
 
It also praised the high participation in adult education in the country, with more than 60 percent of adults enrolled in some kind of course.  
 
In the UNDP's 2014 report Denmark came a disappointing 10th worldwide. 
 
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