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Bringing Baby home

Posted by பிரேமலதா மேல் மே 28, 2007

Indianwriting-Uma adopts a baby boy and shares her excitng event in life with us. Congratualtions Uma.

Via: MG

Posted in Adoption, குழந்தை பராமரிப்பு, தத்தெடுப்பு, வாழ்க்கை, Child care, events in life, Life | Leave a Comment »

Do SAH Moms/Dads need to be paid for their work?

Posted by The Visitor மேல் மே 28, 2007

Thinking Girl, cites a report that if the jobs done by a Stay At Home Mom were to be paid at current rates, then the pay would be USD 138,085 a year.

A recent report estimates stay at home mothers are doing the work of 10 different jobs (housekeeper, cook, day care center teacher, laundry machine operator, van driver, facilities manager, janitor, computer operator, chief executive officer and psychologist), work on average a 92 hour week (that’s 52 hours of overtime), and all this work, if it was paid, would be worth $138,095 USD a year. Women who work outside the home full-time would be paid an extra $85,939 for their domestic labour.

Some comments following the post argue, why such a valuation would be incorrect.

But if you really want to get right into the economics of it, where you have a couple living together and one of those two people stays home, the stay-at-home parent IS paid, in essence, room, board, and 1/2 (or more) of the salary of the working partner. I’ve seen previous economic studies which show that in such situations, often over 50% of the income is spent at the direction or discretion of the stay-at-home parent. So, in essence, they are paid, though it is by the only party who would have a stake/reason to pay them – the other parent of the child.

The discussion in the comments is an exercise in dialectics, pretty lengthy and sometimes one gets weary just reading them till the end. (I still have to complete reading it).

Posted in குடும்பம், பெண்ணியம், பொருளாதாரம், Economy, Family, Feminism | 1 Comment »

Keeping to the left-most lane

Posted by The Visitor மேல் மே 28, 2007

இராமன் எப்பவும் ஏதாவது ஒரு புது கண்ணோட்டத்துல ஒரு விஷயத்தைப் பார்ப்பார். இந்த முறையும் என்னமோ புதுசாச் சொல்றார், ஆனா அது என்னனு எனக்குப் புரியல. காதல் வயப்பட்ட காரணமோ?

Mom said that arranged marriages are for people who want a change in their life and love marriages for people who dont wanna change much. Quite a debatable statement but personnally for me, quite an enlightening one. What mom said made a world of sense in my case.

கதம்ப மாலை யின் வாழ்த்துக்கள் 🙂

Posted in அனுபவம், உறவுகள், காதல், திருமணம், வாழ்க்கை, events in life, Family, Life, Love, Marriage, Personal, Relationship | Leave a Comment »