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Working families in two towns in Germany will government help with the housework. The towns in the German state of Baden-Wuerttemberg. The government to test a new project to help people, especially women, who overtime. The plan is to vouchers to employees who work extra hours. The employees can the vouchers to get help with the housework, such as cleaning, laundry, ironing, vacuuming and dusting. The idea behind the project is to help family life and to the shadow economy. The shadow economy is when people pay for goods and services in cash but do not tax on them. This means the government a lot of money.

Government spokesman Christian Rauch more about the project. He said: "Our experience that well-qualified women work fewer hours than they would because they want to out household duties in addition to family responsibilities. If these women their working hours by five to ten hours and receive a voucher from us, they can quality help with the housework." He that the new system would also create more jobs for people in the household-help industry and more tax for the government. Another spokesman, Dr. Ralf Kleindiek, : "With professional help in the home, it is easier to work and family life."

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