In the course of the most recent five years, a secondary teacher here, 38 years of age, has been at work for just eighteen months, yet has drawn a pay for everything except a couple of months. Why? The response to this enigma, ludicrously basic for any Italian economic manager, is: the lady is a mother with two infants who has taken full favorable position of each and every provision in one of Europe's most liberal maternity leave bundles.
Having children is a genuine business all over the place. Be that as it may, in Italy, working ladies are since time is running short to treat it practically like a vocation. Long paid leaves, joined with free restorative care, are considered piece of an Italian mother's bequest – one component of the wellbeing net that working class citizens crosswise over Europe have both delighted in and bolstered with extremely big charges for a long time now, as opposed to their white collar class partners in America, who all around observe social spending as cash just for poor people.
Presently, nonetheless, as European governments want to make their economies more productive, as they attempt to bind together their monetary forms and move ever nearer financially, Germany, France, Spain and Italy are finding that they should trim some of this web of social advantages. Simply a month ago, France declared cuts in its social insurance projects and Germany advanced an arrangement for cuts that could decrease its spending deficiency by $33 billion.