Women 2/3 of Adult Minimum Wage Workforce

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.

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Women’s Law Project (WLP)

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American Association of University Women (AAUW)

American Association of University Women (AAUW)

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