An article on child poverty in Hungary by András Gábos and István György Tóth has been published

The regular report of the Chances for Children Association on child poverty Civil Report on Children’s Chances 2014-2017  starts with a chapter from TÁRKI researchers. When analysing the effects of the Great Recession on child poverty in Hungary, András Gábos and István György Tóth  found that the increase in child poverty in the first phase of the crisis (2007–10) was driven by labour market trends, while the (weakened, but still functioning) automatic stabilizers reduced the magnitude of these effects. By contrast, in the second phase (2010–13), labour market processes started to improve, though the shift towards a regressive social policy regime contributed to increased poverty rates via the reduced poverty reduction impacts of cash benefits. In their new research since their last account, the authors find that both relative poverty rate and material deprivation rate of children have markedly decreased between 2013 and 2017. Also, the poverty reduction effect of welfare transfers improved recently. The paper calls for new research to better understand trends and drivers of child poverty decline.