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Firm says housewives are worth $360 a week

It took a British insurance company to put a price on a housewife -- $360 a week. The company, in setting the price, said that is what it would cost a husband to employ a cook, waitress, dishwasher, driver, shopper, cleaner, laundress, accountant, babysitter, nurse, gardener, window-cleaner and seamstress, if his wife died.

Of course, the insurance firm is offering employers a plan to insure their workers' wives, only a quarter of whom are insured at present.

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