The Raise the Wage Act would disproportionately help workers in poverty
Share of affected workers by their family's income-to-poverty ratio
|Income-to-poverty ratio||At or below poverty line||101–200% of poverty line||201–400% of poverty line||401% or above||Poverty status not available|
Share of workers in each income-to-poverty group that would get a raise
|Income-to-poverty ratio||Share of each category|
|At or below poverty line||67.3%|
|101–200% of poverty line||53.6%|
|201–400% of poverty line||28.0%|
|401% or above||10.6%|
|Poverty status not available||65.6%|
View the underlying data on epi.org.
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.