Low wage for workers in the U.S

Essay Format
In two pages (not including cover or reference pages), write an Essay that addresses your views on low wage workers need for a $15.00 minimum wage in the US, including making an argument for or against the $15.00 minimum wage. Students are expected to cite sources to support arguments and format citations and reference list using APA (American Psychological Association -sixth edition).
As you think about your argument for or against the $15.00 minimum wage, consider some of the following questions:
What is a living wage? How much is it today? Is it really a living wage?
Why do you think caused the pay gap between men and women and how can we close the gap?
What are some of the challenges associated with organizing for increasing minimum wage to $15.00 an hour? Are some of the challenges specific to any low wage groups (i.e., women, young adults, elderly, or people disability, etc.) or industries (i.e., retail, restaurant, or domestic workers, etc.)

The book I need to use to responde the essay is:
Title: Nickel and Dimed
Authors: Barbara Ehrenreich
Publisher: Picador, Aug-2011
Publish Date: Aug-2011
ISBN 10 :0312626681

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