On behalf of the Representation of the European Commission in Hungary this research aims to analyse the impact of Hungarian family policy interventions on fertility decisions. The study estimates the aggregate and independent impact of family policy measures for the years 2000-2014.

Results of the research show that those elements of the family benefit systems such as employment, subsistence and housing prospect have the most significant fertility effect. According to our data, factors related to reemployment probability after childbearing i.e. current female employment, nursery school availability and part-time work possibilities significantly increase birth probabilities. Also, the increase of disposable income due to family tax credit as well as the better availability of housing due to home ownership support have a positive impact on fertility.

The Hungarian summary of the study is available here.

The full English study is available on the website of the Representation of the European Commission in Hungary.