The housemaid debate  or maid debate is a political discussion in Sweden. It begun on 18 July 1993 when Swedish economist Anne-Marie Pålsson proposed tax deductions for household services.
Many right-wing politicians supported the proposal. They thought it would reduce unreported employment. Many left-wing politicians expressed negative thoughts. They said it would increase social class gaps. The left-wing politicians pointed to the time before the 1970s, when many girls were employed to live-in and work for wealthier families. The discussion has later reappeared. Often, it has reappeared during elections in Sweden.
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- Swedish: Pigdebatten
- Paul O'Mahony (16 September 2010). "Maids in Sweden". Local. Retrieved 23 January 2015.
- Elin Kvist, Maria Carbin, Hannele Harjunen. "Domestic Services or Maid" (PDF). Qung. Retrieved 23 January 2015.CS1 maint: Multiple names: authors list (link)
- Folket, 17 November 2001 - Köpa städhjälp eller inte debatteras på Faktorimuseet
- Lovisa Sköld (2009). "Hushållsnära tjänster – mest för höginkomsttagare" (PDF) (in Swedish). Statistics Sweden. Retrieved 29 February 2012.