Culture & Identity of Denmark
The way of life in Denmark is reflective of life throughout much of Europe as most
people get paid well enough to enjoy life, but the higher wages also lead to higher
prices. The overwhelming majority of people in Denmark are urban dwellers, so the
pulse of the city heavily influences the daily life for most people in the country.
Most working Danes have jobs in the services sector, but there is also a significant
industrial sector, while agriculture is almost unheard of in the country. Nearly
80% of the people have jobs in service fields, which range greatly as do the hours,
but most positions have somewhat standard hours. Many industry positions have evening
and night shifts and some service positions, particularly those in the entertainment
sector, also have many jobs that work evenings and weekends.
Most jobs with regular daytime hours begin at about 7:00 am and end at about 5:00
pm, but other begin earlier or run later. Schools also have regular daily hours
as most being at about 8:00 am and end at about 1:00 pm. Schools tend to run from
about September to June.