How far do salaries stretch? Minimum wage needs to be seriously rethought.

New data emerging from MIT Professor Amy Glasmeier’s Living Wage Calculator suggests in many place throughout the U.S. it would take two-and-a-half to three minimum wage jobs or 77 hours per week per typical family just to make ends meet. Child care, for the more than 50 percent of working women, is also highlighted as a critical factor facing working families.

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