By Marie Solis
A November report from Oxfam America and the Institute for Women’s Policy Research found that of the 23.5 million Americans working low-wage jobs, 19 million of them are women. Adult women made up some 75% of these low-wage earners as of 2014, and many of them are the heads of their households and primary breadwinners — especially in low-income families.
The staggering number of women earning these low wages is only expected to increase. By 2024, when 1 in 6 of all jobs will be considered low-wage women’s work, according to the report.