REPORT Workers

Slow Progress for Fast-Food Workers

August 07, 2013

John Schmitt

Janelle Jones

August 2013, John Schmitt and Janelle Jones

One argument frequently made against higher wages for fast-food workers is that the industry is dominated by teenagers and workers with less than a high school degree, who somehow “deserve” the low wages they receive. This issue brief, which analyzes government data on fast-food workers, however, tells a different story.

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