Inequality in Denmark is one of the lowest in the world. Even so, the gap between the rich and poor has been growing rapidly in recent years. While the income of the richest Danes has increased remarkably, the number of people living in poverty is on the rise too. Today, the richest 10% of Danes now hold the same share of income as the poorest 40% put together. The rising inequality in Denmark is partly due to the growing income gap, however, the Danish tax system has also become less redistributive in recent years.
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