Govern­ment of­fers perks to re­verse pop­u­la­tion dip

Las Vegas Review-Journal - - WORLD -

Hun­gary’s govern­ment is in­creas­ing fi­nan­cial aid and sub­si­dies for fam­i­lies with sev­eral chil­dren, Prime Min­is­ter Vik­tor Or­ban said in a speech Sun­day.

The mea­sures are meant to en­cour­age women to have more chil­dren and re­verse Hun­gary’s pop­u­la­tion de­cline.

The ben­e­fits in­clude a life­time per­sonal in­come-tax ex­emp­tion for women who give birth to and raise at least four chil­dren; a sub­sidy of $8,825 to­ward the pur­chase a seven-seat ve­hi­cle for fam­i­lies with three or more chil­dren; and a low-in­ter­est loan of $35,300 for women younger than 40 who are mar­ry­ing for the first time.

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