In Brief: Jul. 24, 2000

IT PAYS TO BE A BOY Today's parents are more generous to their children. A study of almost 9,000 kids ages 12 to 16 found that they had a median weekly spending allowance of an astounding $50. A wage gap, however, shows up early in life. Even though the top 10 allowance-earning chores are the same for both, boys are paid more on average than girls for the same jobs, according to allowancenet.com Monetary rewards for good report cards are gender neutral.

CHORE GIRLS BOYS

Clean room $1.93 $2.61 Make bed $1.30 $1.64 Do homework $1.41 $2.86 Pick up/put...

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