Hungary: Demographic revival
In August 2017, Hungary’s fertility rate sat at around 1.5; well below the recommended fertility rate of 2.1 which is required for a population of a developed country to stay the same size.
While globalist EU regimes continue to falsely claim a need for “replacement migration” to save our countries’ declining populations, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán refused to consider this an option. In his own words, he wanted to keep Hungary Hungarian. The thrice-elected premier set himself the goal of hitting that elusive 2.1 fertility figure by the year 2030.
A report published by the Institute for Family Studies this week revealed that the Victor Orbán’s plans have so far been a success. The author of the report, Lyman Stone, wrote:
“The country is not just experiencing a fertility spike; Hungary is winding back the clock on much of the fertility and family structure transition that demographers have long considered inevitable.”
The report goes on to suggest that the rise in native births is down to a number of policy changes which together have made it easier and more appealing for young Hungarian families to have children.
One of these policies includes offering families subsidies to buy or build a new home. The size of the grant depends on whether a couple is married and the number of children that they have, and it jumps up rather rapidly for families with 3+ children. A family with two children receive between $18,000 and $35,000, whereas a family with three children receive between $50,000 and $80,000.
Hungary has increased government spending on children, families, and mothers and brought in additional policies which they have implemented include offering tax exemptions, cash grants and loan subsidies for families with children. This has made having a family much more economically viable for Hungarian mothers as we know that low finances are an often stated reason why fertility rates are down in Europe.
Hungary’s popular leadership works hard to promote the idea of marriage. In 2011, Hungary adopted a new constitution which promotes the traditional family unit as being central to the shaping of Hungary for now and future generations. According to the Hungarian Constitution:
“Hungary shall protect the institution of marriage as the union of a man and a woman, and the family as the basis of the nation’s survival. Hungary shall encourage the commitment to have children. The protection of families shall be regulated by a cardinal Act.”
Stone, the author of the above-mentioned report, suggests that this is resulting in women marrying at a younger age while they are more fertile which is resulting in the increased number of births.
“We will continue to monitor Hungary’s fertility rate but what we can already begin to see here is that Viktor Orbán’s plans are beginning to take shape.
Europe’s most popular national leader still has twelve years to hit his proposed fertility rate target of 2.1. All eyes will be on Hungary because if Orbán nails this, then we will have firm evidence to counter the notion that “Replacement Migration” is needed to save our countries.
Mr Orban could also help Hungary by having his Ministry which deals with the persecution of Christians overseas take up the case of the persecuted Boers of South Africa. Many wealthy Boers are managing to escape the ongoing white genocide, but thousands of poor families with large numbers of well-reared and healthy children are literally trapped and facing discrimination, oppression and eventual slaughter.
The Boers need a fresh chance in Hungary – and Hungary needs all the extra white children it can get! That’s true of the nations of western Europe too, of course, but for most of them, the scale of the Great Replacement immigration that has already gone on means that it’s what too late to turn things around now.
That’s why the future existence of European Christian civilisation now rests of the brave, anti-liberal nations of central and eastern Europe – with Orban’s Hungary, for all its faults (and what country or government doesn’t have them?) – in the vanguard.
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