Minimum wage rises will have little impact on poverty, ESRI says

A new study finds workers on low pay are often not the sole earners in the household

15th June, 2016
The minimum wage is 9.15 an hour Pic: Pixabay

The ESRI study found that workers on low hourly pay are often found in households with incomes close to the average, with more than 11 out of 12 low-paid workers living in households above the poverty line.

"In a majority of cases, low-paid employees are not the sole earners in the household," the ESRI said. "Even when low-paid workers are the sole earners, fewer than one in five of them fall below the EU’s “at risk of...

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