Working families in two in Germany will get government help with the . The towns are in the German state of Baden-Wuerttemberg. The government decided to test a new to help people, women, who work . The plan is to give to employees who work extra hours. The employees can use the vouchers to get help with the housework, such as cleaning, , ironing, vacuuming and dusting. The behind the project is to help support family life and to reduce the shadow economy. The economy is when people pay for goods and in cash but do not pay tax on them. This means the government loses a lot of money.
Government Christian Rauch explained more about the project. He said: "Our shows that well-qualified women work hours than they would like because they want to carry out household in addition to family responsibilities. If these women increase their working hours by five to ten hours and receive a voucher from us, they can afford help with the housework." He added that the new would also create more for people in the household-help and create more tax for the government. Another spokesman, Dr. Ralf Kleindiek, said: "With help in the home, it is easier to balance work and life."