The price of motherhood

How much is motherhood worth? Every year, jiggers up the numbers and calculates how much the functions of motherhood should fetch on the open market. This year? $117,856 for stay-at-homes.

The figure is down from last year. Times are tough all around.

  • No offense to mothers, but I think if you used those calculations you’d find out that your average minimum wage worker is worth $60,000 a year, and that nearly everyone who isn’t an executive is grossly underpaid.

    The proof of that isn’t hard to come by. What do we pay daycare workers? Personal shoppers? Housecleaners? Then compare their wages with what your average Goldman Sachs executive gets in bonuses for crashing the world’s economy.