U.K. Versus U.S.: Which Dads Are ‘Worth’ More?
12:18 pm, June 14th | by Amy Tennery
It may seem crass or morbid to measure a dad’s financial “worth” by the hour — of course that hasn’t stopped numerous studies from emerging (just prior to Father’s Day, no less!) to explore the exact subject.
What if dad were an employee? Would he hold up his end of the financial bargain? And, more importantly, are these questions giving you the heebie-jeebies yet?
The topic of “dad’s worth around the house” is a fraught one. While one recent study showed that dads in the U.S. contribute around $20,000 worth of labor in the home every year, the report (from Insure.com) openly ignored some critical factors, including how this figure might change when differences in employment are accounted. And, further to that end, with mom’s labor costs at around $60,000 a year, how have we not figured out a way to capitalize on this, ladies?
It’s with this in mind that we approach (yet another) “dad’s value” infographic — this time from the U.K. — with some trepidation. And (spoiler alert) it turns out that dads across the pond are, in fact, “worth” more than our dads over here.