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  •  The 1% (1+ / 0-)
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    though rarely have to clean their own homes, it's a privilege to not have to stoop so low.  They pay others to do it.

    It is work, it is work that allows people to work outside of the home and the industrial revolution allowed women to spend a lot less time clean and keeping house and what is what allowed them to work outside of the home.

    It's so much more complicated.  By doing this work in does contribute to the economy because it keeps people able to go to their work outside of the home and contribute to the economy in other ways!

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      At what low salary level would a family mutually be willing to have one partner stop working to tend the home?

      Is having one spouse tend the home worth $50,000? $40,000? $30,000?

      The answer is pretty damn low, especially if the other partner isn't a huge earner either. The economic value of housework isn't zero, but it isn't very high.

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      by Sparhawk on Mon Oct 31, 2011 at 07:11:34 PM PDT

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      •  And there's also the issue that employment (0+ / 0-)

        involves a contract between two entities; whereas, housework doesn't have that at all. And you can't get fired at housework in your own home. It's really not the same. It's not meaningless, but it's not the same, and shouldn't be treated as such.

        The obvious answers are wrong. That's why we aren't doing them already.

        by atheistben on Tue Nov 01, 2011 at 01:19:29 PM PDT

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