KINCS European Family Policy Ranking 2019

On World Population Day (July 11), the Maria Kopp Institute for Demography and Families (KINCS) published the Family Policy Ranking of European Countries for the first time this year. The ranking of family friendliness along 12 factors reveals how diverse and broad the range of family support measures are in a given country. The results show whether the social policy of a given country gives priority to the family and the complexity of family policy. Hungary, along with France, ranked at the top, while the middle of the list includes the United Kingdom, Spain and Denmark, where the number of family support options is slightly lower. In the top third of the list typically EU-countries are found, while in the last third, countries outside the EU can be found.

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Shift Towards a Family-Friendly Europe international conference - detailed report

Nowadays we often meet the question of what our family-friendly Europe should be like. Hungarian family policy measures are recognized and exemplary on a global scale, but we are still at the beginning of a family-friendly society and a family friendly Europe. The International Conference entitled Shift Towards a Family-Friendly Europe, organised by the Maria Kopp Institute for Demography and Families (KINCS) and the Three Princes, Three Princesses Movement aimed at making family-friendly initiatives, good practices of Europe more popular, to invite speakers to report on their experiences and on the exemplary practices of their countries, organizations and their businesses. The conference was supported by the Ministry of State for Family and Youth Affairs of the Hungarian Ministry of Human Capacities.

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Those in childbearing age are looking forward to the launch of new family support initiatives

The Family Protection Action Plan is favourable for Hungarian families and can help to improve the demographic situation in Hungary - reveals the latest research by the Maria Kopp Institute for Demography and Families (KINCS). A representative survey including 1,000 interviewees shows that respondents aged 18-45 agree that the Family Protection Action Plan has a positive impact on the situation of Hungarian families. Three-quarters of the respondents consider it possible to make use of some of the measures in the future and more than half of them plan to have children in the next five years.

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