How Do We Close The Gender Pay Gap? Experts Evaluate 2020 Candidates’ Plans
Maya Raghu, director of workplace equality at the National Women’s Law Center, says women of color still face unequal pay when they have college degrees, so increasing the minimum wage, which Warren and Harris both support, is also an important part of addressing the wage gap.
“That’s a particularly important issue for women and women of color, because women are two-thirds of the workers in minimum wage jobs and two-thirds of tip workers, and women of color are overrepresented in those jobs,” Raghu says. “So raising the federal minimum wage would give a boost to a significant number of women of color, in terms of their wages.”