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Gender pay gap extends to kids’ allowances, survey finds

Boys receive 12% higher allowances than girls, according to an annual “pocket money survey” conducted by British bank Halifax, Mashable reports. On average, the survey of children and parents found boys get £6.93 per week, while girls only receive £6.16. “Despite boys getting much more than the girls, they are more likely to think they should have … Continue reading “Gender pay gap extends to kids’ allowances, survey finds”

Boys receive 12% higher allowances than girls, according to an annual “pocket money survey” conducted by British bank Halifax, Mashable reports.

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On average, the survey of children and parents found boys get £6.93 per week, while girls only receive £6.16.

“Despite boys getting much more than the girls, they are more likely to think they should have more pocket money than girls are (44% vs. 39%),” according to the bank

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