“Looking at the breadth of the results, it suggests there are some antiquated viewpoints on gender out there,” said Roger Young, a senior financial planner with T. Rowe.
The findings were part of the financial services company’s ninth annual Parents, Kids & Money Survey, which was conducted in January and surveyed about 1,000 parents and their children. Although the study does not point to a reason for the disparity — nor endeavor to explain it — the reduced financial support echoes the workplace reality of women earning less.
In 2016, female workers earned 80.5 cents for every $1 earned by their male counterparts, according to Census Bureau data released this month. That amount is a slight increase from 2015, when it was 79.6 cents for every $1.