Does the gender pay gap start at home? Boys are paid 20p more than girls for carrying out the same household chores

Boys are paid around 20 pence more than girls for carrying out the same household chores, according to research suggesting that the gender pay gap starts at home.

A pocket money savings website analysed more than 3,800 household chores and tasks undertaken by boys and girls between the ages of eight and 18.

It found that girls were paid an average of £1.25 per task, which included stacking the dishwasher, tending to pets and tidying their bedrooms.

By contrast, boys received £1.45 typically for carrying out the same household chores.

Louise Hill, chief operating officer of PktMny, said: ‘The findings of our research into household chores reveal some significant divides based on gender, age and the nature of the task being undertaken by each child.’

The website found that the most highly paid task for children to carry out is cooking, for which they are paid £2.01 typically.

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