Housewives should be paid for their work

May 29, 2015, 8:18 pm

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The debate "Housewives should be paid for their work" was started by an anonymous person on May 29, 2015, 8:18 pm. 19 people are on the agree side of this discussion, while 21 people are on the disagree side. That might be enough to see the common perception. It looks like most people are against to this statement.

toughgamerjerry posted 2 arguments, PsychDave posted 2 arguments to the agreers part.
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toughgamerjerry, PsychDave, soullesschicken, james, raz, PhoenixF1re, birdintulsa, DerpedLocke and 11 visitors agree.
WordSpeller, Damn3d, Aswathi, sdiop, bearunter, KimUri, Amanurl, drama, vumtucks, WesleySr, sabrina, Tristanzee and 9 visitors disagree.

Would it help you feel more secure if husbands who stay home to care for children were included?

I am currently a stay at home dad on parental leave to care for my daughter. I get part of my salary from Employment Insurance to while I am doing work (that is money that I have paid into the system over years of working). What this topic is suggesting is that single income families should be feasible, the way they used to be.

Originally, the man worked and the woman stayed home. With the economy the way it is now, that is generally not possible because it is not financially possible. An average family just can not live comfortably on a single income anymore.

If both parents work, that means an infant has to go into daycare, which is expensive. How much so depends on where you live, but here it starts at about $800 per month at an unlicensed home daycare and goes up from there. That means if one parent is working retail, potentially half to two thirds of their income is going to taking care of their child while they are working.

By giving stay at home parents a living wage that would help support the family, it would allow parents to be with their child and not have to sacrifice that bonding as well as those developmental years.

4 years, 3 months ago

this is the most sexist thing I have heard men have to go out and work whilst women are played to mess around and play with there kids also this would mean people Carr less for there children as they will become more of a tool for people to get out of work and can this person claim benefits as well so we may have a load of housewives sitting around feeding there kids and claiming benefits possibly meaning we are paying more tax for people to look after there own kids and does this mean people get played 365 days a year even when they are on holiday.

4 years, 3 months ago

Depending on where you live,it may be different but in Canada, after maternity leave ends, many people cannot afford to stay home and care for their child. The idea has been thrown around a few times about parents who stay home to care for children receiving a living wage.

4 years, 3 months ago

Although I do have a question. Are you saying that they do not get paid or that they should continue to get paid?

4 years, 3 months ago

I agree. For most people, their mothers do a lot for them. Some things they might not even know that they did. But I also think that if you are talking about children, then they should also pay their father with tribute because he is, most of the time, the reason you get to live in a house and eat food. If you are talking about the fathers, then yes they should greatly appreciate the housewife and do anything they can to make their day. They take care of the kids all day long. And should also be vice versa. The whole family should do everything that they can to make the whole family a one big happy family.

4 years, 3 months ago

Does anybody pay me for cleaning my room?

4 years, 3 months ago

And who's gonna pay?

4 years, 3 months ago
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