Women and Black child care workers would be particularly likely to see a raise under the Raise the Wage Act of 2021 (RTWA): Numbers and shares of child care workers affected by the RTWA, by gender and race/ethnicity, projected for 2025
|Group||Total child care workers (thousands)||Number affected (thousands)||Share affected|
Notes: AAPI stands for Asian American/Pacific Islander. “Child care workers” refers to workers in the “Child care” or “Pre-K and kindergarten teachers” occupation classifications (from the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ American Community Survey), excluding those who work in the “Elementary and secondary schools” industry.
Source: Economic Policy Institute Minimum Wage Simulation Model; see Technical Methodology by Cooper, Mokhiber, and Zipperer (2019).