NBC Uses Gender ‘Pay Gap’ Myth To Complain That Boys Get More Allowance Than Girls

April 24, 2014 | 11:40 AM EDT

On Thursday, April 24, Today show co-host Matt Lauer hyped “We all know about a pay gap that exists for adult men and women in the work world, but there are surprising new numbers this morning revealing that that gap actually begins during childhood with the allowances we pay our kids. In a new survey, 70% of boys say they get an allowance. That’s compared to just 60% of girls.”