Social Progress Watch 2015 Country Report | Hungary

The post-2010 Hungarian government has positioned itself against the welfare state for ideological reasons, which is increasingly apparent in all corners of its policies and governance. This is a dangerous situation, as the effects of the economic crisis., A labour market, that is performing below the EU average, has created a situation where many people must rely on some sort of government assistance, particularly for (but not limited to) the Roma population. Given this state of play, the downward pressure on the capacity of the social protection system is resulting in an increase in the rate of people living at risk of poverty or social exclusion.