Among those workers who would benefit from a minimum wage increase to $15 by 2024, many have families; single parents would disproportionately benefit
Share of affected workers who are in each family status group
|Family status||Married parent||Single parent||Married, no children||Unmarried, no children|
Share of each family status group that would benefit
|Family status||Share of each category|
|Married, no children||16.5%|
|Unmarried, no children||37.2%|
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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.