Stop maligning stay-at-home mothers. Instead, let’s throw some cash at them.
Don’t we already? Isn’t there child benefit to consider? Also unemployment benefit, should they not have a husband whose wage is keeping them??
Oh, but you want more, don’t you? You want them to have a wage…
For the 2m stay-at-home parents, it might be easy to dismiss their contribution to GDP – after all, some may say, why should they be paid for looking after their own children? But when you consider how little they take from the state, besides child benefit, compared to their contribution to society – not just in savings in state-funded childcare but all those voluntary hours they put in at schools and the local community – they have a net worth.
Well, so do I. And it’s not in my ability to work for those who don’t want to!