Summer jobs: Canadian girls typically earn less than boys, survey suggests

A survey finds Canadian girls and boys are about equally as likely to have summer jobs.

However, it suggests females on average earn roughly 30 per cent less than their male counterparts.

When it comes to full-time summer gigs, such as working in a store or office, girls report earning about $3 an hour less than boys.

The difference more than doubles when it comes to full-time work in informal settings -- such as working for family, friends or neighbours.

The Ipsos poll for Girl Guides of Canada also finds girls clustered in lower-paid ``pink ghetto'' jobs such as babysitting.

In all, about 35 per cent of girls surveyed said they had a formal full- or part-time summer job.