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Among employed teenagers (ages 16 to 19) paid by the hour, about 8 percent earned the minimum wage or less, compared with about 1 percent of workers age 25 and older.
about 4 percent of those without a high school diploma earned the federal minimum wage or less, compared with about 2 percent of those who had a high school diploma (with no college), about 2 percent of those with some college or an associate degree, and about 1 percent of college graduates.
Marital status. Of those paid an hourly wage, never-married workers, who tend to be young, were more likely (4 percent) than married workers (1 percent) to earn the federal minimum wage or less.
originally posted by: BrianFlanders
She's right but....
1. The actual minimum wage still isn't a living wage so it's kind of a moot point to start the debate at people who pay below minimum wage.
2. She's really just using it to sell a solution that isn't really a solution. Which there actually isn't one without going to places nobody is really willing to go (population control and so forth).
originally posted by: bigfatfurrytexan
But it isn't slavery or anything like that. Its just the system we have in place.