WHERE THE GENDER PAY GAP MAY START: AT HOME

In by | October 03, 2018

Companies have taken a lot of heat about the gender pay gap, which results in women making just 82 cents for each dollar a man earns. But mom and dad play a role as well, according to a new study indicating the pay gap starts at home.

Parents pay their boys more than twice as much allowance as they give their girls. That’s a finding from an analysis of millions of transactions conducted by 10,000 families on the online allowance platform BusyKid. The pay gap is present, though not as dramatic, even when parents pay their kids “bonuses,” said BusyKid Chief Executive Gregg Murset.