An informal study conducted by Web site Salary.com shows that stay-at-home moms would earn an average of $131,471 annually, including overtime, if they received a paycheck.
The hypothetical median salary is based on a 100-hour work week and assumes caring for at least two children of school age. The annual base pay for a 40-hour stay-at-home mom's workweek would be $43,461. Mothers would earn an additional $88,009 a year for 60 hours of overtime each week.
Just makes you think what would have happened if the women's movement had actualy succeeded in getting a meaningful social priority on the work of homemakers. Instead, many homemakers are now keeping down part-time or full-time jobs, for which -if they are women- they still get paid less.
Something tells me we got conned.
Monopoly market capitalism will investing in almost anything, except children -tomorrow's human beings.