Housewives Whole time Business partner

There is a general belief that housewives are unpaid workers and that they do not get any financial benefit for the work performed. This may be obvious as there are no actual financial transactions exchanged, but what is not obvious is the fact that they enjoy an almost equal share of the income brought in by one of the partners.

A logical reasoning of the entire process will throw a better understanding of the reality. A very crude understanding of the family as a business unit will throw some light on the entire mis-conception. In this business the husband and wife are the partners wherein one of them is an investor and the other a working partner. In any business there should be atleast one partner who should be a whole time working partner, only then will any business be successful. There is money pumped, there are purchases made, investments done and in all of this the working partner has an equal responsibility.

The money that is brought in as income by one of the partners is equally shared, though not physically, and the contributions towards the household expenses can be treated as an equal contribution from both the partners. Any investments made from the savings, by way of property etc, the other partner becomes the legal heir and have equal rights over it.

If there is a physical split of the income between the partners and then subsequently for every household transaction, the contribution comes from each of the partners, then it would send wrong connotations to certain activities, enjoyed by either of the partners. I do not want to be explicit about the specific activity as to most it would be obvious.

Moreover the current day educated housewives have complete control over the finances. My humble request to all is not to degrade the concept of housewives into an unpaid worker category. It should be taken as a working partner, enjoying an equal share as a legal heir.

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6 Responses

  1. abhirup20002 says:

    Nice point of view.

    This will help to the house wives surely..& encourage also.

    Well written.

  2. betterlife says:

    I do not look at the family as a business entity. I see it as an institution to keep the society together. Husband, wife and other members of the family live under an arrangement where every body plays an assigned role. All these roles are important and no job is better or worse. It is a team work. Everybody has to contribute.

    Husband and wife have complimentary roles. They make each other complete. If husband goes out and work to earn money then wife manages the institution. Only money will not manage it effectively. And it can not be managed without money.

    “प्रेम करो सबसे, नफरत न करो किसी से”
    “Love all, Hate none”

  3. jmalhotra says:


    women should share equal share of rights and privilages than to be taken as a SLEEPING PARTNER of the lifetime…hope the ones who take them as a SLEEPING PARTNER of their life are LISTENING TO UR HUMBLE REQUEST ….

  4. UWON says:

    Now days Womens are doing their own work and being financial free.They most find some work which they can do themselves.


  5. madhu_vamsi says:

    After reading ur post, I remembered my partnership lesson in accountancy which i studied in my graduation. But u have given a lovely example for any house wife to undestand..

    With love Madhu….

  6. dulaliputra says:

    Housewives — they have their unique role in shaping the society. How? Firstly, they look after the child, grow them to be educated and to become a conscious citizen of the motherland. Secondly, they serve their life partner and rejuvenate them to be active in their day to day activities. Thirdly, they stand in each and every weal and woe of life.
    Each and every person have their own role in the society. And the housewives have their unique role. So misconception itself is a misconception.

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