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
Women 57.9%
Men 42.1%

Shares of demographic groups that would benefit, by gender

Women Men
All workers 31.7% 21.7%
Working parents 30.2% 13.4%
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.

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