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Why nursing in Denmark pays less than professions dominated by men

By Astrid Elkjær Sørensen, Postdoctoral Researcher in History, Aarhus University
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The gender pay gap and what to do about it in Denmark recently came to a head in the nursing profession. During the pandemic, focus on the work of nurses has come to the fore in a number of countries, including in the UK where a recent proposal for a 1% pay increase was heavily criticised.

In national public sector negotiations in Denmark, nurses voted against a recent pay offer of up to 5% which was set to preserve real wages


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