The Value of Women

The only way I can see women achieving equality, contributing equally to the tax pool and saving for a retirement that is equal to a man’s, is if the value of the unseen work (mostly done by women) is appropriately recognised by economists. If a value were assigned to home duties and a tax deduction implemented accordingly, the important jobs most often done by women would be considered equal to any other paid job. The societal and economic recognition of the monetary value of behind the scenes work in the home and with children is the first step towards women being more able to choose the career they want and be paid equally for it.