Cleaners more valuable than bankers
A study by the New Economics Foundation in Britain has found that childcare workers and cleaners contribute more to society than bankers and advertising executives.
The study called A Bit Rich tried to calculate the real value to society of a range of different professions; bankers and cleaners, childcare workers and advertising executives, tax accountants and people who recycle household waste.
On its analysis for every pound or dollar that they earned, hospital cleaners contributed 10 times that amount in benefits to society.
Childcare workers generated seven to 10 times their wages in social and economic benefits, but bankers on million dollar salaries and bonuses actually destroyed social value.