Smith, Nina4; Datta Gupta, Nabanita3; Oaxaca, Ronald L.3
1 Department of Economics, Aarhus School of Business, Aarhus BSS, Aarhus University2 Department of Economics and Business Economics, Aarhus BSS, Aarhus University3 unknown4 Department of Economics and Business Economics, Aarhus BSS, Aarhus University
Trends in US and Danish gender wage gaps in the 1980s and 1990s are analysed within the framework of simple auto-regressive time-series models. Results show a saturation effect in the wage progress of women in Denmark at a level of 85% but no similar signs of stabilization in the USA. Also, no evidence is found that business cycle variables can explain the development of the gender wage gap in either country during this time period.