Thursday, May 03, 2007

The Six-Figure Job You're Not Being Paid For is getting its annual boost from its goofy story on how much moms would get paid if at-home work was valued at market rates. Not much has changed since last year -- though upward pressure on wages means a $4,000 "raise" is what moms would be worth.

Despite having a year to fix it, the survey still does the same things wrong as last year. They still assume at-home dads work significantly less than at-home moms, and they assume that the mix of work is different, with dads doing stuff around the house that has a higher value in the marketplace. may have very good reason for twisting the number this way, and if they ever wanted to justify their contention that the work of at-home dads is somehow signficantly different, I'd love to hear it. But as it stands now, it's just puzzling ...


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