The singers discuss the many things they could do by earning 7 ½ cents an hour, a wage that is about 1/100th of the current US minimum wage. A great song to introduce a discussion of labor economics and specifically low-wage jobs and the minimum wage.

This song also would be a good introduction to a discussion on saving/investing, as the song discusses what could be done over time by saving one’s wages.

Discussion Questions for “7 1/2 Cents”

Link to Lyrics for “7 1/2 Cents”