The debate "This house believes that housewives should be paid for their work." was started by
May 2, 2015, 7:34 pm.
22 people are on the agree side of this discussion, while 35 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.
PsychDave posted 1 argument, lea14x posted 1 argument, Shahmir posted 1 argument to the agreers part.
Seraphim posted 1 argument to the disagreers part.
AdamChase, Raydiff3r, hae_bae, PsychDave, lea14x, Shahmir, rionagh99, scooter6381, DarkAngelAnarchist and 13 visitors agree.
Seraphim, Asa, ufufugh, mdavis1309, skyfrancois_97, sdiop and 29 visitors disagree.
I would agree with this, when I was 11-13, I had to live on my own in my house from morning till night as I school in the afternoon, so there wasn't much time to spend with my family. Especially, when they didn't have the financial capacity to send me for day care or take care of me.
However in my definition of 'paid' . paying can also performed in paying as a tribute. in terms of love,respect,affection by the family.
I believe this is a saying that the government should provide stay at home parents with a source of income while they are taking care of their children. In Canada, we have something like this for the first part of an infant's life with paid maternity and parental leave. It is paid through EI (employment insurance) that everyone who is working pays into. Basically you are withdrawing the money you paid in while working to cover some of your lost income while you are home with a new baby.
If the program was expanded to pay all stay at home parents an income that was enough to live on, parents could care for their children, rather than needing a daycare. It would also mean that parents wouldn't have to work to barely get ahead of the cost of daycare. Minimum wage is Ontario is $11.25 per hour. With a part time job, if you are working 4 hours per day, 5 days a week, that works out to $45 per shift. Daycare rates range, but many are $50-65 per day. In that case, a parent is better off applying for welfare than trying to work. A full time, 8 hour a day job at minimum wage is $90 per shift. That means more than half of the parents income is going to taking care of their child while they are working. A study done by the Canadian Center for Policy Alternatives Outside of Quebec, where daycare is heavily subsidized, daycare took up 15-35% of a parent's income. For a single parent family, that is a serious problem.
Are their husbands going to pay them? That's self-defeating. The point of being a housewife or househusband is so you and your husband or wife have a liveable, clean house without having to pay a housekeeper.