What's the market value for a homemaker these days?

February 20, 2012

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Many people have tried to put a price tag on what--or who--makes a happy home over the years. But would you believe that the modern-day market value for a homemaker is estimated to be near six-figures?

That's according to a recent study by financial-investment site Mint.com. The study takes into account the "services" provided by a homemaker and what said services would net an individual in a professional environment--a private chef, a house cleaner, child-care provider, driver, lawn maintenance and laundress. All told, said domestic worker would net more than $96,000 per year.

Eight Forty-Eight invited the Washington Post's Janice D'Arcy, who writes the On Parenting blog, and Pat Byrnes, aka "Captain Dad" to crunch the numbers--and invite listeners to share their thoughts on the value of a homemaker.

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