Study: US mothers deserve $134,121 in salary - Yahoo! News

Study: US mothers deserve $134,121 in salary - Yahoo! News: "NEW YORK (Reuters) - A full-time stay-at-home mother would earn $134,121 a year if paid for all her work, an amount similar to a top U.S. ad executive, a marketing director or a judge, according to a study released Wednesday.

A mother who works outside the home would earn an extra $85,876 annually on top of her actual wages for the work she does at home, according to the study by Waltham, Massachusetts-based compensation experts

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"

Amen to that!! Too bad the US government doesn't help mothers to stay home the way some Western European countries do. Overall, in the long run, it's better for families and business if mom can stay home for 3-5 years, or even work just part-time. Ah well. We are so far ahead and yet so bass-ackwards.