Because of employment discrimination, caregiving responsibilities, and other factors, women are over-represented in low-wage jobs and are at greater risk of poverty than men throughout their lives ― which means that families depending on women’s earnings are at risk, too.

Data on Poverty & Income

Year after year, data show that men typically earn more than women — and women are more likely to live in poverty. Single mothers, women of color, and elderly women living alone are at particularly high

Income Security

Because of employment discrimination, caregiving responsibilities, and other factors, women are over-represented in low-wage jobs and are at greater risk of poverty than men throughout their lives ― which means that families depending on women’s earnings

Job Quality

Nearly two-thirds of minimum wage workers in the United States are women, holding jobs such as child care workers, restaurant servers, maids and cashiers, but the minimum wage falls far short of what it takes to

Parents, Children, & Low-Wage Jobs

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