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Nov 06, 2018

Hungarian government’s steps to protect the family are garnering worldwide media attention

Hungary’s demographic policy – which eschews mass migration in favor of homegrown babies – has already had a strengthening effect on the nation’s families

The Hungarian government’s steps to protect the family are garnering worldwide media attention.

LifeSiteNews in particular has highlighted how the government wants to reverse its own demographic decline the old fashioned way: by making it easier for the nation’s own citizens to have bigger families.

The leading news outlet states that Hungary’s demographic policy – which eschews mass migration in favor of homegrown babies – has already had a strengthening effect on the nation’s families.

“Since 2010, when Prime Minister Orbán’s government took office, Hungary’s demographic policy has shown real results: by 2017, abortion numbers had dropped by more than a third, from 40,449 to 28,500, divorces saw a marked decline (from 23,873 in 2010 to 18,600 in 2017), and the number of marriages had risen by some 42 percent.”

There were 35,520 Hungarian marriages in 2010 and 50,600 in 2017.

Hungarian university student Alexander Masir told LifeSiteNews that PM Orbán’s policies have indeed had an effect on the nation.

“I think his reforms are a moderate success,” he said. “The birth rate is growing, and his tax reform means that families with four or more children pay virtually no income tax or other contributions.”

Masir, who is studying at Glasgow University, says that the policies have also helped his own family.

“My family, although smaller, also benefits from recent legislation, receiving support for my little brother mainly," he added.

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