Unequal pay law affects job markets dominated by women
Danish institute for Human Rights finds that law ensuring unequal pay is still active, as reason for why Danish nurses receive ten to twenty percent less in wages than professions requiring the same level of education that are dominated by men. The 1969 Public Servant Reform Act, established a system to categorize and decide upon the wages of public employees. Today, it means that nurses, a field dominated by women, receive 10-20% less in wages than professions where a similar level of education is needed, that are dominated by men. The nurses in Denmark have been protesting continuously on this topic.