63% of young people under the age of 30 look forward to the year 2023, according to a research by the Mária Kopp Institute for Demography and Families (KINCS). Nearly half of people expect positive changes from 2023, while a fifth are more pessimistic. Young people in their 20s, those raising small children, women and large families are more optimistic than average.
Despite the energy crisis caused by the war and EU sanctions, the overhead costs of 72 percent of Hungarians did not increase compared to last year, according to the representative research of the Mária Kopp Institute for Demography and Families (KINCS). 63% of the respondents pay the same amount and 9% even less than last year. This is mainly due to the policy of reducing utility costs and, in addition, to the growing energy awareness of Hungarians.
“Hungary is a balanced and safe country, where people are happy,” said Tünde Fűrész, President of the Mária Kopp Institute at the workshop entitled “The well-being of Hungarians in the past two years”. The institute presented the results of its nationwide representative study, which was conducted between November 2020 and September 2022. The research examined the sense of happiness, safety, health and satisfaction of the Hungarian people, as well as the development of their own affairs, their childbearing and financial situation.
KINCS created a leaflet in English in order to provide an overview of the Hungarian family policies enacted in the last 12 years. This info material gives a brief summary of the fundamentals of our family policies, as well as the cornerstones and the results of the family centred governance of the country.
The Kopp Mária Institute for Demography and Families (KINCS) launched the Executive Network of Family Values in 2019 to provide a regular meeting and sincere exchange possibility for family-friendly decision-makers, opinion leaders, experts from Europe and the wider international environment. This year, the fourth meeting of the Network took place in online format due. Nearly 40 participants from 16 countries of three continents attended the meeting.
The elderly person in the family is not a burden, but a presence of experience and support that is very much needed in the 21st century, said Ágnes Hornung, State Secretary for Families of the Ministry of Culture and Innovation, at the workshop of the Mária Kopp Institute for Demography and Families (KINCS), organized by the Institute on the occasion of the International Day of Older Persons. The book of Geriatric Readaptation – Elderly Care, published by KINCS, was presented at the event, as well as the results of the Institute's latest research.