We all know that the services provided by homemakers have a substantial value, but this article from Vestopedia puts some numbers on it.
The author notes that "
The life of a homemaker is one that includes an endless amount of demands and to-dos. Depending on the size of the home and family, the position of homemaker can go well beyond the usual nine to five. We examined some of the tasks that a homemaker might do to find out how much his or her services would net as individual professional careers. We only take into consideration tasks which have monetary values and use the lowest value for each calculation.
Total number? $96, 261 per year if one includes cooking, house cleaning, child care, driving, laundry service, and lawn maintenance expenses.
I don’t know that this article can be reasonably relied upon by an expert in a Tennessee personal injury or wrongful death case, but the article does provide a nice list of the many services performed by those who choose to stay home and support the family through work in the home.