67%: The percentage of male US respondents ages 8-18 in the Junior Achievement USA®'s annual Teens & Personal Finance Survey who said they get an allowance from their parents.
59% The percentage of female US respondents ages 8-18 in the Junior Achievement USA®'s annual Teens & Personal Finance Survey who said they get an allowance from their parents.
You might be thinking that's because boys are given more chores, but you would be wrong:
One study found that girls do two more hours of housework a week than boys, while boys spend twice as much time playing. The same study confirmed that boys are still more likely to get paid for what they do: they are 15 percent more likely to get an allowance for doing chores than girls. A 2009 survey of children ages 5 to 12 found that far more girls are assigned chores than boys. A study in Europe also found fewer boys contribute to work around the house.Welp.
And it's not just that boys are more likely to be paid by their parents, but they also get more money. One study found that boys spent just 2.1 hours a week on chores and made $48 on average, while girls put in 2.7 hours to make $45. A British study found that boys get paid 15 percent more than girls for the same chores.
Maya has some thoughts on "Why the Gender Gap in Children's Allowances Matters."