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