February 11, 2019

GLOBAL BABY BUST UPDATE: Hungary Unveils Subsidies as It Seeks to Raise Fertility Rate.

Unveiled measures include the expansion of subsidized mortgages for families with two or more children, as well as handouts for buying cars and favorable loans to newly-wed couples. Women with at least four children will be exempt from paying personal-income tax, while the government will also spend 700 billion forint ($2.49 billion) on healthcare investments.

Generally, the impact of this sort of thing is limited, but it’s certainly evidence of the problem.