Friday, February 10, 2012
They own land! Give them money!
"David Cameron plans to investigate whether the Swedish â€œmaid creditâ€ system could be transferred to Britain... Mr Cameron told delegates that he was keen to explore Swedenâ€™s experience of â€œencouraging and helping women go out to workâ€... Specific services eligible for the tax breaks under the Swedish model include cooking, cleaning, gardening and child care. " What's most likely to get women into work is if their husbands are working. The welfare system is a prisoners' dilemma because if a couple is on benefits and one of them gets a job, they are no better off, they are only better off if they both get jobs. So there are plenty of no-earner and two-earner housesholds, but very few single earner households.