Gender pay gap could start in childhood, as boys earn more allowance

Mail Online | 7/11/2018 | Danielle Zoellner For
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The gender pay gap is not limited to the workplace and could start as early as when a child is in grade school, a study revealed.

Among adults, white women make on average 20 per cent less than their male counterparts, and women of color even less than that, according to CNN Money.

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But the gender gap appears to start well before people even enter the workforce. According to a study by the chore app Busykid, young boys are paid on average a higher weekly allowance by their parents than young girls are.

BusyKid is an app that children age five to 17 can use to earn their allowance, save it, spend it, and invest it in one place.

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Recently, the makers of the app analyzed their database to see how much parents are paying their kids — and found that on average, boys earned twice as much as girls for doing their chores every week. They also earned higher 'bonuses' from mom and dad.

The average boy earned $13.80 in weekly allowance, according to 2018 data collected by BusyKid, while girls only received an average weekly allowance of $6.71.

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The wage gap continued when the app looked at data on the average bonus a child would receive bases. Boys earn an average bonus of $17.01, while girls only earn $15.54.

'It was interesting and shocking to see how much of a difference in pay there was between boys and...
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