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Dads' contribution to homes is worth over 65,000 a year

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AN ONLINE local services marketplace has worked out just how much dads would earn if being a father was a paid role and found they could be earning up to £67,532 a year. The sum ranks as high as salaries for some GPs, lawyers and equity traders.

A survey of British fathers commissioned by Bidvine revealed that, on average, every day they spend up to two hours cleaning and general tidying, around an hour preparing food and an hour driving their children, as well as being on call for them 24 hours a day.

Of those surveyed, 11% said they were a stay at home dad. Of this 11%, two thirds said they did almost all of the chores around the house, including preparing food and washing clothes, as well as caring for the child.

Bidvine co-founder, Russ Morgan, said:

“As an online services marketplace we have great insight into the jobs market, and we can tell you there isn’t another job in the world which takes up 24 hours a day 365 days a year, especially without any holidays or breaks!

"The number of stay at home dads has been slowly increasing over the past few decades and we think this is why fathers are taking on more responsibilities at home.

“What with it being Father’s Day, we wanted to highlight just how much work fathers do. We’ve also built the calculator so that mums or dads can see how much they would be earning as a bit of fun.”

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