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
14.8% 13.5% 16.0% 55.7%

Share of each family status group that would benefit

Family status Share of each category
Married parent 15.6%
Single parent 38.9%
Married, no children 16.5%
Unmarried, no children 37.2%

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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