States with abortion protections have, on average, higher minimum wages than abortion-restricted states and the U.S. as a whole: Average minimum wage in states categorized by abortion policy
|Abortion status||Minimum wage|
Notes: See Table 1 for state abortion status groupings. See Appendix Table 1 for full list of state minimum wage values.
States are split into two categories: abortion-restricted and abortion protected. The “abortion-restricted” category includes the three sub-categories from Figure A: states with some restrictions or abortions bans which have been blocked in court, states with extreme restrictions, and states where abortion is completely banned. The “abortion-protected” states include states where abortion is available or there are very few restrictions.