Parents short-changing girls on pocket money, survey shows

Boys receive £2.20 more pocket money a week than girls, a survey has found, suggesting the gender pay gap starts early and in the home.

Boys aged five to 16 get on average £10.70 a week made up from pocket money, a paid job or paid chores. Girls are on £8.50 a week, data suggests.

The survey of 2,000 UK children by researchers Childwise also found boys were given more financial independence.

Parents were teaching girls and boys differently about money, it found.

The majority of children receive some sort of regular weekly payment, typically pocket money from their parents, data suggested. Only one in five had a paid job.  More