A recent study by the IER - Institute for Economic Research of the Chamber of Commerce of Bolzano underlines how important the employment of both partners is for the financial situation of families. Families in which one partner withdraws completely from working life have with a lower income and time incur higher costs for society at the same. Part-time work, on the other hand, has several advantages for private and public households. A better work-life balance is therefore of paramount importance.