Prominent Canadian psychologist and author, Jordan B Peterson, recently applauded Hungary’s family policies, highlighting the government’s introduction of significant tax incentives for women. In a Twitter post, Peterson underscored the policy that grants women a lifetime income tax exemption ranging from 25 to 100% based on the number of children they have.
According to Peterson, this policy acknowledges and offsets the disproportionate reproductive burden borne by women. He also acknowledged that these family-centric policies, credited to President Katalin Novák and the Orbán administration, have contributed to the increase in women’s labour force participation. The measures have also reportedly led to reduced abortion rates, decreasing divorce rates, and an end to the falling birth rate in Hungary.
Peterson, who has visited Hungary multiple times and met with President Novák and Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, is a vocal supporter of family policies that promote traditional family structures and incentivize childbirth through financial aid. These policies also emphasize the central role of parents in raising their children and making decisions about their upbringing.