By Carolyn De Lorenzo

It’s no secret that the gender pay gap is stubbornly persistent on a global scale. According to the Institute For Women’s Policy Research, the gender pay gap in weekly earnings for full time U.S. workers was pretty static between 2016 and 2017, and improvement is slow to non-existent at this point — white women make about 20 percent less than their male counterparts on average, while women of color make even less, according to CNN Money. And now, new data from BusyKid, a mobile app and web-based platform that parents can use to track and distribute allowances for their kids, shows that it’s possible that the gender pay gap might start in childhood.

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