Minimum Wage Workforce

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Women compose nearly 2/3 of the adult minimum wage workforce, and the minimum wage is too low

Job segregation:

Gender role stereotypes concentrate women in jobs such as retail sales, home health care, and child care. These jobs pay low wages and are often part-time. Women compose nearly 2/3 of the adult minimum wage workforce, and the minimum wage is too low. Jobs considered to be “women’s work” typically pay less than male-dominated jobs requiring equivalent skill and effort, and women remain under-represented in higher paying work traditionally done by men, such as construction, fire-fighting and policing.

 

Author: WVPA

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