Gender pay inequality begins in childhood. In Switzerland girls receive their pocket money later than boys. The largest study on the subject also shows that 43 percent of 5 to 7 year old boys receive pcoket money compared to only 28 percent of girls of the same age.
May your daughter, granddaughter or godchild ask. Definitely less money than boys. That's the more honest answer than the one with Santa Claus. Studies do the math: There is more money waiting for boys under the Christmas tree or on the birthday gift table than for girls.
"Why am I economically weaker?"
Inferior cash gifts and less in pocket money financially weaken girls from the time of their birth. This is not about how much more Lego a child can buy, but rather about their financial solvency in the future. Kids who don't learn to manage money early on are less confident with finances later. As a result, money can remain a life-long stress topic for many women.