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Number 6 in 2018: Is Hungary Experiencing a Policy-Induced Fertility Boom?

2018. december 27.

Institute for Family Studies / by Lyman Stone, @lymanstoneky (Article originally published in July, 2018)

In 2015, the government of Hungary announced a major new policy: families would be given generous subsidies to buy or build new homes, and the subsidies would scale up based on their marital status and the number of children they had. This “Family Housing Allowance Program,” or CSOK (the abbreviation of the program’s Hungarian name), gives a maximum benefit to married couples with three or more children, equivalent to a $36,000 grant to buy a new home, alongside a major value-added tax deduction for each home, and a capped-interest loan for part of the home value. More...