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