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Jul 20, 2016

More Hungarian women are entering the workplace in 2016

Employers are being given incentives to set up nurseries, such as for example the possibility to deduct the costs of establishing and operating the nursery from their tax base

The number of women in the workplace in Hungary is rising dramatically and will soon be in line with the European Union average, Katalin Novák, minister of State for Family and Youth Affairs has announced.

Novák pointed out that employers are being given incentives to set up nurseries, such as for example the possibility to deduct the costs of establishing and operating the nursery from their tax base, which is encouraging women to work.

Novák added that family allowances have reached 4.7 percent of the gross domestic product, and the figure is almost twice as high as the OECD average of 2.4 percent. She also explained that between 2010 and 2016 family allowances have been rising continuously, and by 2017, they will be almost 1.5 times higher than in 2010.

Novák pointed out the facilitation of so called atypical forms of employment for women – such as part-time jobs, telework, remote work and alternative work schedules – are among the government’s top priorities to increase even further the number of women in the workplace in Hungary. .