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Who’s worth more to the family household? Mom or dad? has taken a light-hearted approach to this question with two new indexes comparing their cash values and sorry dads, but it’s the moms who come out on top.

The website has compiled an index listing the duties that a typical father might perform around the house and measured the cost to hire someone to perform the same functions based on average job rates from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

They then compare this to another index looking at the tasks of a typical mother performed around the house in a year and how much it would cost to replace her with a hired hand.

When it comes to the cash value of their household contribution, moms trounce the fathers by carrying out tasks that amount to an impressive $61,436 a year.

With a worth of around $20,415, the tasks carried out by dads amount to only a third of the cash value of the duties performed by the typical mom.

The bottom line according to is that dad’s tasks, while important, don’t have the same cash value as mom’s.

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