Family status of workers affected by increasing the federal minimum wage to $12 by 2020

Family status Share of total affected
Married, no kids 18.7%
Married parent 16.7%
Single parent 11.0%
Unmarried, no kids 53.6%

Share of each worker family type that would benefit

Family status Share of each category
Married, no kids 17.5%
Married parent 16.1%
Single parent 36.5%
Unmarried, no kids 35.4%

Source: EPI analysis of Raise the Wage Act using Current Population Survey Outgoing Rotation Group microdata

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