Most families can do without maids
THE issue of maid shortage is an ongoing problem, not only in Singapore but also in neighbouring countries.
In the past, having a live-in helper was a luxury, but now, many families with working parents have come to see a maid as a necessity.
I believe only two types of families cannot do without maids: those with young children, and those with elderly or sick members.
For all other families, there are many other options, such as day care, childcare or part-time help.