Minimum Wage Keeps Americans Below Poverty Line


In 1968, minimum wage kept a family of three above the poverty line. In 2013, it cannot keep a family of two out of poverty. The dashed prediction is based on the new proposed minimum wage law.

The Atlantic Cities

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One Response to “Minimum Wage Keeps Americans Below Poverty Line”

  1. Get Smart Says:

    Efforts to increase the minimum wage are generally supported by unions and liberal anti-poverty organizations, who say it will help the nation’s working poor. A full time minimum wage worker makes just $10,712 per year, well below the poverty line for a family of three.

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