Women make up a majority of workers who would benefit from a minimum wage increase to $15 by 2024; single parents and women of color would also benefit disproportionately
Shares of affected workers, by gender
|Share of total employment|
Shares of demographic groups that would benefit, by gender
|Working single parents||43.0%||29.4%|
|Workers of color||35.6%||27.9%|
Note: “Workers of color” includes workers of African American, Hispanic, Asian, and other nonwhite races/ethnicities.
Source: Economic Policy Institute Minimum Wage Simulation Model using data from the Census Bureau, Bureau of Labor Statistics, and Congressional Budget Office. See Cooper, Mokhiber, and Zipperer 2019.