More Italians finding work as domestics, says survey
Increasing numbers of home workers have higher education02 December, 17:04
In an industry that was once dominated by foreigners, almost 10% of domestic workers said they were Italian in a September 2013 survey, according to Assindatcolf, the National Association of Employers of Domestic Workers.
That marks a sharp increase from the 3.73% in 2011 and the 8.62% last year.
As well, almost 2% of domestics said they were university graduates, the research found, suggesting more and more Italians are taking whatever work they can find as a result of the economic crisis.
It also found that almost 54% of domestic staff and employers in the south worked outside the system, meaning no taxes were paid and no benefits or contributions were accrued.