The Reality Of Who Actually Works For Minimum Wage Will Shock You
If you add up the totals in these charts, 75% of minimum wage earners are adults. Let that sink in for a minute. 70% have at least a high school degree, and some have had at least a year or two of college.
Take a look at the size of the big blue slice in the first pie chart —
that represents adult women who are working for minimum wage, almost
half of the total. This is why raising the minimum wage would make a
huge difference for tons of families, especially those in which women
are the primary breadwinners or single moms.
How far you go in life depends on your being: tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of both the weak and strong. Because someday in life you would have been one or all of these. GeorgeWashingtonCarver
on Aug. 18, 2013 at 10:13 AM