Just a maid?

“I like to give someone a chance. So I have an au pair partly for idealistic reasons.” Norwegian families with au pairs do not agree that they may be exploiting poor women.

Norwegian families regard the au pair scheme as development aid

Norwegian families who have an au pair, believe they help women from poor countries to a better future.

"Au pairs are underpaid maids"

Norwegian authorities describe the au pair scheme as cultural exchange. In reality, au pairs are professional housemaids with a salary as low as 69 Norwegian kroner an hour, according to researcher.

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