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The Most Valuable Workers Not Counted by GDP

What is the economic value of housework?

  • According to GDP: $0
  • According to Salary.com: $162,581
Based on a survey of stay-at-home mothers, Salary.com calculates a full-time, stay-at-home mom would earn $162,581 US if she was actually paid for all her work.

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“With a nearly 96-hour work-week and a six-figure annual rate, moms may be the most valuable workers in the country.”

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Housekeeping, day-care, teacher, cook, computer expert, laundress, janitor, facilities manager, chauffeur, CEO, psychologist, nurse … if Society paid women what their labour is actually worth, Society would be bankrupted.