Can you imagine a world where your male sibling gets paid more pocket money than you, for doing exactly THE SAME HOUSEHOLD CHORE?
Newsflash: we’re living in one.
While our kids may not be experiencing the gender pay gap at home, they can look forward to an 18.8 percent gap once they start their first job.
To highlight the (sadly) growing issue, ANZ have launched a social case study called “Pocket Money”, which captures the reactions of young brothers and sisters after doing the same chore, but not receiving the same payment.
The general consensus from both sexes? Outrage.
“Women and men should have the same money. They should have 50-50,” one young boy said.
While another young girl said: “I have no words it’s so wrong.”
Nothing like a kid's opinion to put things into perspective, eh?
The research coincides with International Women’s Day on Tuesday and shows that nationwide, men earn an average $1,380 per week, compared to $904 for women.
Over a 40-year career, the pay gap between genders is more than $700,000.
In the words of the children: "It should be flat out illegal."
International Women's Day takes place on Tuesday March 8, 2016.