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Mothers worth less today than two years ago

According to, if stay-at-home Moms got paid for their work, they’d be worth $116,805. This is surprising because two years ago the same group showed stay-at-home moms to be worth $134,121. That’s $17,316 less than two years ago! Could it be that the quality of parenting has decreased that much? I can afford my wife much easier now than I could before!

To reach the projected pay figures, the survey calculated the earning power of the 10 jobs respondents said most closely comprise a mother’s role — housekeeper, day-care teacher, cook, computer operator, laundry machine operator, janitor, facilities manager, van driver, chief executive and psychologist. [Source,]

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