Thirteen Reasons why it’s Time for a Raise – #5 Raising the federal minimum wage will help reduce the gender pay gap

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 62% of all minimum wage earners are women, while 38% are men. A 2014 study by the White House, raising the federal minimum wage could reduce the gender pay gap by 5%. This is empirically proven. A May, 2015 study by the National Women’s Law Center found that states with higher minimum wages had lower pay gaps between men and women.